Local Coastal Program
How the Beach Area is Managed
The California Coastal Commission has jurisdiction over land use projects within one-mile of the Ocean. However, the Coastal Commission will transfer most permitting authority to local jurisdictions if they obtain a certified Local Coastal Program.
Carmel-By-The-Sea’s Local Coastal Program (LCP) was certified by the Coastal Commission in 2004. The LCP includes the following General Plan Elements: Land Use, Circulation, Coastal Access and Recreation, and Coastal Resource Management; Carmel Municipal Code Chapter 17 (Implementation Plan); and, the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance Appendices listed below.
: Shoreline Management Plan (Chps 1-3)
: Shoreline Management Plan (Chps 4-8)
: Residential Design Guidelines – Concept Review
: Residential Design Guidelines - Final Review
: Commercial Design Guidelines
: Public Way Design Guidelines
: Archaeological Resource Management Reports (ARMR)
: Storm Water Standards and Programs
: Secretary of the Interior’s Standards