Town Of Moraga

MCSP Citizens' Advisory Committee

The Moraga Center Specific Plan (MCSP) Implementation Project concerns the development of code amendments, policies and design standards to more effectively implement the adopted Specific Plan, address potential inconsistencies between the Municipal Code and the Specific Plan, and avoid ambiguities and uncertainty in implementing Specific Plan policies. The project intends to close the gap between the Specific Plan’s policy guidance and the more specific regulation provided by zoning standards and requirements. A Moraga Center Specific Plan (MCSP) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) has been formed to provide input to the Planning Commission and Town Council on the final zoning and development standards for the 187-acre Moraga Center Specific Plan Area. The goal of this project is to implement the adopted land use goals of the MCSP by providing Moraga with zoning for potential development of a revitalized retail core, public space amenities, and a variety of housing types. The committee will meet at least three times over the course of 6-9 months. The composition of the MCSP CAC includes commissioners, residents, property owners, business owners and representatives from various stakeholder groups. 


Click here for Moraga Center Specific Plan Implementation Project FAQ's


Citizens' Advisory Committee Meeting #4 - Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The fourth and final meeting of the Moraga Center Specific Plan (MCSP) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is scheduled for 6:30 pm on Tuesday, October 1, at Saint Mary’s College, Soda Center (Orinda Room), 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. The MCSP CAC is assisting the Town in crafting the zoning and development standards to implement the MCSP adopted in 2010. At this final meeting, CAC will provide input and recommendations to the Town on land use priorities for the zoning document. The maximum development potential of the area was approved in 2010 along with the Environmental Impact Report that included mitigation measures. Amendment of the MCSP falls outside of the scope of this implementation project.

Click here for the MCSP CAC Meeting Agenda

Click here for the Initial Zoning Code Recommendations

Click here for the CAC Meeting #4 -Final Zoning Code Recommendations


Citizens' Advisory Committee Meeting #3 - Thursday, September 19, 2019

The third meeting of the Moraga Center Specific Plan (MCSP) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 19 at Saint Mary’s College Rheem Campus at 380 Moraga Road. At this third meeting CAC members and the public will break into small groups to discuss land use and development standards, specifically as it relates to allocation, setbacks on scenic corridors, sidewalks, etc. Amendment of the MCSP falls outside of the scope of this implementation project.

Click here for the MCSP CAC Meeting Agenda

Click here for Draft Discussion Matrix

Click here for MCSP Area Topo Map


Citizens' Advisory Committee Meeting #2 - Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The MCSP Implementation Project Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) will hold its second meeting on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the St. Mary’s College (SMC) Soda Center in the Orinda Room. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss two draft land use scenarios and related visual simulations that could occur under the MCSP, and how those scenarios will guide the development of zoning and design guidelines for the Moraga Center. Please click on the following links for the meeting agenda, cover memo, and design scenarios/visual simulations.

Click here for the MCSP CAC Meeting Agenda

Click here for the MCSP CAC cover memorandum

Click here for the draft design scenarios and visual simulations

Click here for the Power Point Presentation

Click here for the Summary of CAC Meeting #2, September 4, 2019

Click here for the CAC Meeting #2 Audio


Citizens' Advisory Committee Meeting #1 - Monday, July 8, 2019

The Moraga Center Specific Plan (MCSP) Implementation Project Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) held its first meeting on Monday, July 8, at the St. Mary’s College (SMC) Soda Center. The focus of the meeting was to introduce the project team and the various members of the CAC and describe the background, process, and timeline for completion of the development standards and zoning provisions that will implement the MCSP. The role of the CAC was also discussed in the upcoming review of several design scenarios that will be presented to outline the vision for development of the Moraga Center. 

Click the following link for the MCSP CAC Presentation from July 8 

Click here for the MCSP CAC Meeting Notes - July 8 2019

Click here for the CAC Meeting #1 Audio


Background Documents

Moraga Center Specific Plan adopted in 2010.

Moraga Center Specific Plan Final EIR

Moraga Center Specific Plan Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program

Moraga Center Specific Plan Draft EIR

Prepared by: Derek Farmer
Planning Director
(925) 888-7043



Click here for the Moraga Center Specific Plan adopted in 2010.