McKinleyville Town Center Master Plan

McKinleyville Town Center

Section 2350 "Town Center" of the McKinleyville Community Plan calls for the creation of a unique identity for McKinleyville through the development of a viable town center that serves as a community focal point and contains a mixture of land uses with a center for social/community interaction that encourages bicycle and pedestrian travel and allows for convenient and safe automobile access.

Questions? Contact Michael Richardson: or call (707) 268-3723

Revised Draft Zoning Regulations are available for public review

Planning and Building Staff have recently completed a revised draft of the Draft McKinleyville Town Center Zone: Revised Draft McKinleyville Town Center Zone 6-17-2022.

March 2022 Draft Zoning Regulations

You can check out an earlier Draft McKinleyville Town Center Zone 3-18-2022

October 2021 Draft Zoning Regulations

You can check out the Discussion Draft McKinleyville Town Center Zone 10-29-2021.

If you would like to submit comments regarding the Discussion Draft McKinleyville Town Center Zone, please email comments to Michael Richardson at the following link: Email Michael using this link.  You may also want to send your comments to the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee. If so, send you comment letter to the MMAC via the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, Clerk of the Board, 825 Fifth Street, Suite 111, Eureka, CA or using email to  

Comments Received on Discussion Draft McKinleyville Town Center Zone

Town Center Survey is complete!

The McKinleyville Town Center survey was closed to responses on March 18th and the responses have been compiled.  Please view the complete survey responses at the following links:  

Follow this link to view the 1997 McKinleyville Community Plan Community Preference Survey Results (McKinleyville Community Plan Appendix F) which contains a summary of responses to the questionnaire, and the results of the Local Government Commission’s Planning a More Livable McKinleyville workshop.

Town Center Initial Design Studies

The following are to Draft Design Studies prepared by County’s consultant K. Boodjeh Architects . These designs are intended to support the continued conversations among the community the MMAC and the property owners regarding planning Town Center.

Zoning Layout Studies and Street Cross Sections for July 28th MMAC Meeting

Design Studies from January 2021. The initial designs below show pedestrian connections with consistent landmark features from McKinleyville Avenue through the natural resource areas and the Safeway Shopping Center and across Central Avenue to Pierson Park and north and south connecting the mid-town trail through an open natural area. Wetlands are protected or replaced on site and the combination of wetlands and natural areas are intended to achieve a ratio of 2:1. Details show Hiller Road near Central Avenue as a traditional main street with street-level shops and upper floor residences and how new residences and mixed uses are intended to transition from the core area to the surrounding neighborhoods.

Comments Received on Town Center Designs

Public Meetings

Next Meeting

Prior Meetings

Background Information

Aerial image showing the McKinleyville Town Center area