Cypress Point Family Community

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About the Proposed Community

Cypress Point Family Community is a proposed affordable housing community on a 10.875-acre site in Moss Beach, unincorporated San Mateo County. The 71-unit development will bring much needed affordable housing to the Midcoast region, while a thoughtful site design will preserve a significant amount of open space on the site and integrate the community with the existing neighborhood. The community’s two-story homes will be clustered in the center of the parcel to minimize impact on neighbors maintain natural undeveloped space. Sufficient parking will be provided for all residents and guests. The development will also provide opportunities for public interaction through a public walking path.

Community Outreach Process

MidPen held a series of Open Houses in spring and summer 2016 to solicit feedback from the community on a conceptual proposal for the site. The project team reduced the number of units and refined the conceptual designs prior to submitting a preliminary application to the County of San Mateo in June 2017. The County hosted a public workshop in September 2017 and collected comments for the project team to consider prior to submitting an application in July 2018.

In September 2018, MidPen received comments from various State and local agencies. In the following months, MidPen and its consultants met with various agencies, reviewed the project plans and updated the environmental studies to address those comments. In April 2019 the application was re-submitted to the County, and public hearings for the project began in January 2020.

We will continue to respond to questions or concerns from community members and look forward to engaging with interested parties through the process. If you have questions or comments, you can email

Current Project Status

The request for a Local Coastal Program amendment is currently being reviewed by the State Coastal Commission. There will be a future public hearing that we encourage the community to attend. Please see the Timeline page for more information on the project’s public approvals process.

Our Goal

To provide affordable housing in Moss Beach targeted for 71 families that work in the Midcoast area in a well-designed community that respects and honors the coastal character of the Midcoast and enhances the range of housing options available to local workers.

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Proposed design of affordable housing community buildings