Town Of Moraga

Hillside and Ridgeline Project Page


About the Project

The Hillside and Ridgeline project updates and clarifies existing Town regulations related to hillside development, generally defined as development on land with slopes steeper than 20 percet, and preserves the scenic and open space qualities on hillsides and ridgelines throughout Moraga. In April 2018, the Town Council amended Titles 8 and 14 of the Moraga Municipal Code and adopted several resolutions amending the General Plan, MOSO Guidelines and Design Guidelines, and the environmental documentation for the project. These regulations were developed through an extensive community process, initiated in 2014, recommended for adoption by the Planning Commission, and then were analyzed in three Town Council Study Sessions. For more information, contact Planning Director, Derek Farmer.

Hillside and Ridgeline Project Frequently Asked Questions

Links and Documents

Key Regulations:

Municipal Code Chapters

  • 8.52: MOSO and Non-MOSO Open Space
  • 8.128: Ridgeline Projections
  • 8.136: Slope Density (Hillside Development Permit)
  • Title 14: Grading

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Contact Derek Farmer, Planning Director

(925) 888-7043