Monterey Peninsula Issues & Actions:
Monterey Peninsula General Issues
The Monterey Peninsula has many important issues facing the area. LandWatch has been involved with these issues for more than a decade.
LandWatch Position: Varies by Topic
Project Status: Varies by Topic
City of Monterey
Garden Road Rezone
A determination that the Garden Road project will have no significant environmental impacts is being prepared for the project. Four hundred and five units will replace dozens of commercial offices if allowed. LandWatch supports this project. (03.15.19)
Letter: LandWatch Comments on Monterey Ownership (263K PDF file)
LandWatch commented on the future of a 126-acre parcel owned by the City of Monterey. The site has a business park/light industrial zone and an open space/recreational zone. Previous legal and expert comments (see technical letter from Monterey Downs above) on the Monterey Downs project were included to support this letter. (01.21.19)
- LandWatch Supports Garden Road Zoning Amendment (498K PDF file)
LandWatch supports the proposed zoning amendment to allow mixed uses (residential and commercial) and multifamily residential uses in certain properties located along Garden Road. The zoning amendment is consistent with LandWatch’s smart growth principles because it allows for infill residential use consistent with efficient and compact urban development and because it encourages higher density, multifamily residential development that typically increases affordability. We urge the City’s timely approval of the project. (10.09.18)
- Mixed Use and Affordability Before Monterey Council
LandWatch joins the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership in recommending to the City of Monterey that the City allocate limited water to mixed use housing and commercial projects, NOT to commercial projects solely. The City has some Water Allocations available and the current policy is to support mixed-use developments that have affordable housing components. Some business leaders are proposing that the Water Allocations be awarded to projects that only have commercial components. The Council has a balanced policy that meets both economic development and housing goals. (02.06.18)
- Thank you, Monterey City Council!
Tuesday, the Monterey City Council voted 5-0 to continue its policy of allocating limited water supplies to mixed use housing and commercial projects, not to commercial projects solely. This means the Council has a balanced policy that meets both economic development and housing goals. LandWatch submitted comments in favor of allocations to mixed use and affordable housing projects. We applaud the City Council for this thoughtful decision. (02.06.18)