The California Coastal Commission was scheduled to vote Wednesday on the Huntington Beach Downtown Specific Plan Update.
The commission's staff has made recommendations to the update, which is expected to expand the downtown area and bring in more visitors, businesses and residents.
The staff disagrees with the city in a few areas, including parking availability, but City Planning and Building Director Scott Hess said they will not stand in the way of the city's vision.
"We're quite pleased with the staff's efforts on this project," Hess said. "They've done an extensive amount of work and we're pleased with their efforts and their time."
Results of Wednesday's vote were not available at press time.
Because downtown Huntington Beach lies within the coastal zone, the commission must approve the update before the city goes forward with its plans. The commission's goal is to keep the area open to the public, who should be able to take advantage of all the area offers, according to the staff report.