City of Eureka Zoning Code and Local Coastal Program
Implementation Plan Update

EMC Planning Group (teamed with Ben Nobel and Revell Coastal) was selected by the City of Eureka to provide assistance with city’s zoning code and Local Coastal Program Implementation Plan (IP) update. The city’s current IP incorporates by reference provisions outside of the city designated coastal zoning regulations, creating uncertainty about exactly what is the effective IP, and which regulations require Coastal Commission certification before they become effective in the coastal zone. As a result, it is time consuming and expensive for city staff and applicants to know which
regulations apply to proposed projects in the coastal zone, and potentially renders city action on coastal projects more vulnerable to appeal. The team will prepare an updated IP that serves the city’s needs while also complying with Coastal Act and Coastal Commission requirements.