The proposed project site encompasses approximately 0.9-acre and is currently vacant. According to the site-specific arborist report, a total of 28 trees are located on-site, many of which are native oaks. The vacant site, which has been tilled, is partially-covered with ruderal vegetation. Telecommunication vaults are located along the northern boundary of the site, as well as a storm drain manhole. Sidewalks are not present along the project’s East Central Avenue and McLaughlin Avenue frontages. The project site has historically been used for agricultural purposes.
The applicant proposes to develop eight two-story residential buildings and six three-story residential buildings, consisting of a total of 14 single-family attached units. A new vehicular access would be provided from McLaughlin Avenue. Buildings would have a 20-foot setback from Monterey Road and East Central Avenue in order to accommodate front yard landscaping and porches. The project would include curb, gutter, and sidewalk improvements along the project frontage on East Central Avenue and McLaughlin Avenue. In addition, a four-foot path would be constructed throughout the site, which would connect the proposed project site to the new sidewalks along East Central Avenue and McLaughlin Avenue.
Initial Study, and reference documents are available for review from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday at the City of Morgan Hill, Community Development Department, 17575 Peak Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. An electronic copy of the documents may also be viewed on the City website at www.morganhill.ca.gov/ceqa. Further details may be obtained from the Community Development Department at (408) 778-6480.
The comment period for this document begins at 8:00 AM on February 19, 2016 and closes at 5:00 PM on March 9, 2016. Persons having comments concerning these projects, including objections to the basis of determination set forth in the IS, are invited to provide their comments summarizing the specific and factual basis for their comments, in writing to the City of Morgan Hill Community Development Department.
Any specific comments for this project should be addressed to Jim Rowe, Staff Planner City of Morgan Hill17575 Peak Avenue Morgan Hill, CA 95037.