The Locating New Development Section of the Local Coastal Plan (LCP) provides for protecting, maintaining and enhancing the visual qualities of the City's Waterfront Area by establishing criteria to evaluate the appropriate intensity of potential development. These criteria are based on the visual resources which presently exist: openness; lack of congestion; naturalness; and rhythm. Policy 12.2 requires that the impact of new development be evaluated with respect to those resources. The policy further requires that the City develop objective criteria to assist decision makers in assessing the impacts of new development. View the Waterfront Area Aesthetic Criteria for Development.