City of Sand City Local Coastal Program

EMC Planning Group prepared a complete LCP for the city of Sand City. Our firm prepared three technical working papers, a Land Use Plan, and an Implementation Plan that evaluated coastal resources pursuant to the Coastal Act. Further, our firm chaired a citizen’s advisory committee, coordinated all work with the Coastal Commission, and represented the city at the Coastal Commission hearings. Challenges in preparing the Sand City LCP included the lack of available technical information at the point of project initiation, a diverse citizens committee, largely undeveloped land or land that needed to be redeveloped or restored, and preparing an Implementation Plan long before there were successful examples in other jurisdictions. Cost was controlled by creating defined decision points and adhering to an efficient schedule.