580 Cape Breton, Pacifica Timeline

From the TUP (Temporary Occupancy Permit): Proposed use For Church gatherings and would be the district office for the church.

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2/19/2021: Noise Impact Analysis


1) The noise environment around the project site was measured and found to be characterized by low overall average noise levels with frequent short-duration loud noise events.

2) Noise levels generated by a set of loudspeakers for a church gathering are predicted to be lower than the current ambient levels with the proposed layout and programming and hence would be imperceptible on the adjacent residential properties. Based on this, minimal impact to any humans or wildlife is expected due to noise generated by these activities.

3) The noise level attenuation is largely provided by the distance of the noise sources from the nearest adjacent housing.

4) The orientation of loudspeakers in the church and presence of noise blocking curtains are secondary factors providing additional noise attenuation.

2/18/2021: TUP (Temporary Use Permit) Application Form

2/3/2021: Title Report dated 11/12/2020

2. TITLE TO SAID ESTATE OR INTEREST AT THE DATE HEREOF IS VESTED IN: Social Good Fund, Inc., a California non-profit corporation

2/3/2021: CCRs

2/3/2021: Attachments to title report


  • Planning Commission Meeting
  • The Planning Commission will either deny/approve the project, or continue the hearing to a later date.
    Subject to appeal to City Council.
  • Staff Report/Agenda Available On: January 13, 2021

1/12/2021: Temporary Use Permit hearing moved to February 16, 2021

1/7/2021: TUP Letter of Explanation

Proposed Use The proposed use for the property is for Church gatherings at a portion of the existing covered riding arena. The riding arena is the same venue that held previous gatherings for recreation activities. The existing tenant (equestrian center) along with the horses housed at the site will relocate to a new facility. According to the current property owner, the tenants and the horses will vacate the site by November 30, 2020.

The first floor of the existing office building will be utilized as the District office for the Church. The 2nd floor apartment at the office building and the single-family house will remain and will be used by ministers of the Church.

There is no development work included in this application for a Temporary Use Permit. We will use the existing leveled areas and driveways at the site. As such, there will be no grading or earthwork required. Landscaped and vegetated areas will remain as is.

Restroom facilities for the worshipers are provided by the 2 (two) existing single user restrooms located at the stables adjacent to the arena. Additionally, an accessible restroom is provided in the existing office building across from the arena.

Pacifica Municipal Code, Section 9-4.28189(f)(1) requires one parking space for each 100 square feet of assembly area without fixed seating and 1 space per 5 seats for fixed seating. The proposed assembly area is 596 SF (exclusive of fixed seating), which would require 6 parking spaces. Fixed seating for 129 seats requires 26 spaces. Parking for 32 cars is shown provided at the existing parking areas at the main entrance, in front of the arena and in front of the office building. Please see site plan on A-001 for reference. Additional open space parking is also available throughout the site.

Accessible parking is included within the parking area in front of the riding arena. An accessible path is also provided from the parking area to the gathering area in the riding arena. Additional accessibility features will also be provided, as required, to comply with applicable building code requirements.

1/5/2021: Traffic Impact Analysis

12/23/2020: Project Plans

12/23/2020: Professional (Additional) Traffic Impact Analysis

“The project does not propose construction of new buildings or demolition of the existing buildings and structures.”

Table 1: Trip Generation for Proposed Church Land Use at 650 Cape Breton Drive Service Day Time Worship

Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Sunday 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday 7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Thursday 7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Bible Study Monday 7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Friday 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The number of attendees for all services can be up to the number of seats provided. Any guests of visitors are required to pre-register to attend any service to control the number of people at the site. The trip generation rates in the 10th Edition of Trip Generation, published by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), were used to determine the trips for the proposed project and existing land uses where applicable. The ITE Trip Generation Manual does not provide trip rates for uses similar to Equestrian Center. Therefore, the trip generation for the existing Equestrian Center was calculated using trip rates from a trip generation study performed for the Sycamore Trails Stables Equestrian Center near San Juan Capistrano, California (prepared by LLG Engineers in December 2008). The trip rates derived in the Sycamore Trails Stables Equestrian Center trip generation study have been used for similar traffic impact studies in Los Angeles County and Contra Costa County.

12/23/2020: Closes for $3,490,000 | Iglesia N Cristo

12/16/2020: OSPAC meeting

The purpose of this meeting was for feedback only. No decision was made on the proposal.

12/4/2020: Application Deemed Complete by city

11/19/2020: Articles of Incorporation – Social Good Fund

11/6/2020: Iglesia Ni Cristo donation to Terra Nova High School described as $10,000 and several Chrome Books

10/12/2020: TUP (Temporary Use Permit) application received by city

10/12/2020: TUP Reimbursement Agreement


10/12/2020: TUP Environmental Information Form

City of Pacifica forms referred to can be found here.

08/06/2020: Property goes into contract

5/8/2020: Price reduced to $3,750,000

2/5/2020: Property goes on the market for $4,400,000

10/25/2017: Abraham S. Farag, who was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on October 22, 2014, pleaded guilty to one count of bid rigging.

7/29/2015: More than 20 people still on the streets months after city calls building “uninhabitable” — and landlord fights relocation fees.

12/2013: Land purchased by Golden Gate Stables | Paul Lancaster and Abraham Farag