Moraga Center Specific Plan Implementation Project

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.

Moraga Center Specific Plan Implementation Project Citizens’ Advisory Committee

A Moraga Center Specific Plan (MCSP) Citizen’s 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 to 9 months. The composition of the MCSP CAC includes commissioners, residents, property owners, business owners and representatives from various stakeholder groups.

Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meeting Number 4 - Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The fourth and final meeting of the Moraga Center Specific Plan (MCSP) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) was held Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at
Saint Mary’s College.

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 provided 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.

Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meeting Number 3 - Thursday, September 19, 2019

The third meeting of the Moraga Center Specific Plan (MCSP) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) was held on Thursday, September 19 at Saint Mary’s College Rheem Campus. At this third meeting CAC members and the public worked in 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.

Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meeting Number 2 - Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The MCSP Implementation Project Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) held its second meeting on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the St. Mary’s College. The focus of the meeting was a discussion of 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.

Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meeting Number 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.

Background Documents