Town Of Moraga

Major Planning Projects


Hillsides and Ridgelines

As one of its 2013 Goals, the Town Council requested that existing regulations for hillside and ridgeline development be studied and potentially updated. In late 2013, the Council authorized a scope of work for the project, that includes comprehensive review of existing policies and regulations, and consideration of updates to provide better and more consistent interpretation of those regulations. Since then, a consultant team, headed by PlaceWorks, has been selected, and the Town Council has formed a Town Steering Committee including members of the Town Council, Planning Commission, Design Review Board and Park and Recreation Commission.

For more information please visit the project webpage.

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.

For more information please visit the project webpage.

Commercial Planned Development Ordinance

The Town is developing a new Commercial Planned Development (PD-C), as a tool to encourage revitalization of  Moraga's commercial shopping centers.  The ordinance will establish a process by which existing developed properties in the Community Commercial zone may apply for re-zoning and approval of a PD-C Plan that includes tailored land use, design and development standards for a property, intended to provide more flexibility and opportunities for streamlining of future land use permits and approvals. A Subcommittee (Councilmembers Korpus and Trotter) was appointed to work with staff to develop the draft ordinance.  It is anticipated that the Planning Commission will consider a recommendation on this item at their September 18, 2017 meeting; and the Town Council in October.   Links to project documents are provided below.  For more information contact Coleman Frick, Associate Planner.


Climate Action Plan Implementation

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

Saint Mary’s College Master Plan Update

Planning staff are currently working with Saint Mary's College on an update of the College's Master Plan. 

For more information please visit the Saint Mary's College planning projects 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.