Applicants, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and Peninsula Open Space Trust, propose to amend the Implementing Plans of the Local Coastal Program (LCP) to include two chapters of the Zoning Regulations and the corresponding chapter in the Subdivision Regulations.  The purpose of the focused amendment is to achieve consistency with the California Coastal Act/ San Mateo County LCP Land Use Plan definition of development, which provides an exemption for public agency land divisions for public recreation purposes, as stated in the Coastal Act Section 30106 and LCP Policy 1.2:

 

On land, in or under water, the placement or erection of any solid material or structure; discharge or disposal of any dredged material or any gaseous, liquid, solid, or thermal waste; grading, removing, dredging, mining, or extraction of any materials; change in the density or intensity of use of land, including, but not limited to, subdivision pursuant to the Subdivision Map Act (commencing with Section 66410 of the Government Code), and any other division of land, including lot splits, except where the land division is brought about in connection with

the purchase of such land by a public agency for public recreational use… 

 

To facilitate public recreation in the Coastal Zone while retaining coastal resources protections, the amendment will only remove the following requirements when a public agency proposes a land division for public recreation purposes:  1) the requirement for a public agency to grant to the County, in perpetuity, an agricultural or conservation open space easement and 2) the requirement of a 5-acre maximum lot size for non-agricultural/non-residential lots associated with the land division.  All other LCP policies, Zoning and Subdivision Regulations and process remain unchanged.