Town Of Moraga

Major Planning Projects


350 Park Street, Rheem Theatre Addition: 

The new owners of the Rheem Theatre have submitted an application to the Planning Department for a new 4,113 square-foot addition at the rear of the building and various modifications to the parking on the property to accommodate the addition. The addition would consist of two new auditoriums, one containing 82 seats and one containing 41 seats, thereby increasing the total number of auditoriums in the theater from four to six. The Draft CEQA document for the project is available for public review and comment from September 23rd through October 14th, and the Planning Commission will consider the proposal on October 21st. 


Moraga Center Specific Plan Implementation Project:

The purpose of the Moraga Center Specific Plan (MCSP) Implementation Project is to develop 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 meeting of the MCSP-IP Community Advisory Committee was held July 8th, 2019, in the Claeys Lounge at St. Mary’s College Soda Center, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga, CA. The meeting started at 6:30 PM. 
The presentation can be seen by clicking here.

There are two more public meetings scheduled for September 4th and 19th, 2019, where community preferences will be analyzed and later developed into a zoning code document. These are also planned to be held in the Claeys Center. More updates will be available in late August.

For more information please visit the project webpage.

Commercial Zoning Amendments:


On July 22, 2019, the Planning Commission will consider various amendments to the sections of the Moraga Municipal Code governing the Community Commercial and Limited Commercial Zoning Districts. The proposed amendments will add new permitted and conditionally permitted uses and simplify the land use review and approval process for new uses being proposed in the Town’s two main commercial zoning districts in and around the Moraga Center and Rheem Valley Center. The Town Council is tentatively scheduled to review the proposed amendments on August 28, 2019.

An Initial Study and Draft Negative Declaration have been prepared for this project, and these materials are being circulated for public review to satisfy the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Initial Study and Draft Negative Declaration are available to download at the link below. The review process for these documents begins on July 10th and ends on July 29th. Comments on the documents will be accepted until 5:00 PM on July 29 and may be delivered in person to the Planning Department, 329 Rheem Blvd., Moraga CA 94556, or sent by email to skowalski@moraga.ca.us. All questions about the proposed amendments may be directed to Steve Kowalski, Senior Planner, at (925) 888-7042 or skowalski@moraga.ca.us.

Initial Study/Draft Negative Declaration for Commercial Zoning Amendments


Climate Action Plan Implementation:

For information regarding Moraga's Climate Action Plan, please visit the Climate Action Plan webpage.


Transportation Planning:

For all transportation planning related projects, including Livable Moraga Road, and the Pedestrian-Bicycle Master Plan Update and Wayfinding Plan, please visit the Transportation Planning Webpage.

Hillside and Ridgeline Project

The Hillside and Ridgeline project was finalized in April 2018.
For more information please visit the project webpage.

Hillside and Ridgeline Project

The Hillside and Ridgeline project was finalized in April 2018.
For more information please visit the project webpage.