The Pedro Point Field
Existing Allowed Uses:
The City of Pacifica's current Local Coastal Land Use Plan, Certified by the California Coastal Commission on March 24, 1980 describes the appropriate uses of this property:
“The designated land use for this area is commercial with emphasis on coastal related and/or visitor-serving uses. By combining all of the parcels in the area between Danmann and San Pedro Avenue, Highway 1 and the railroad berm and developing them as an integrated project along a realigned San Pedro Avenue, this small, oceanside commercial center could be rejuvenated and expanded to become an attractive visitor destination, as well as provide for neighborhood retail needs "
"Small scale, rustic design and ample landscaping throughout the commercial development would complement the existing attractive design elements in the Pedro Point area. Adequate public access through the development to the shoreline and a general orientation to coastal related/visitor-serving uses within the project would be appropriate in ·this location. Given these criteria, commercial use of this portion of the neighborhood is consistent with the following policies of the Coastal Act: 30212 (Provision of Public Access in New Developments), 30222 (Priority of Recreational/Visitor-Serving Uses), 30250 (Concentration of Development)."
The PPCA has been, and remains committed to ensuring that any new developments, and in particular, large-scale land-use changes are consistent with State Law.
Some background information on possible rezoning of the Calson property, the field behind the Firehouse.
AUGUST 2014 DOCUMENTS: These are letters from experts citing deficiencies in City's General Plan Update and draft Environmental Impact Report:
Brian Gaffney, Attorney
Peter R. Baye, Ph.D., Coastal Ecologist, Botanist
PPCA Comment Letter on GPU DEIR
Weekly Meetings Regarding the Pacifica General Plan Update
(Postponed in the interest of Public Health) https://www.smchealth.org/coronavirus
If you are interested in keeping apprised about the progress of the Pacifica General Plan Update/Local Coastal Plan, and specifically any updates related to the San Pedro Ave. Field (ie: Calson Field), there are weekly informal meetings on Wednesdays, 7:30 pm at the Firehouse. (Postponed, but may begin meeting online.)
There is much info to share & discuss! All are welcome to attend these meetings — the goal is to foster greater opportunity for community dialogue & info sharing among those who share concerns about development on this sensitive parcel. For questions about these weekly meetings, contact