Zoning Code Update

One of the components of the Morgan Hill 2035 project is the comprehensive update of the City's Zoning Code. Although amended many times, the Zoning Code has not been comprehensively updated since 1981. As a result, the Zoning Code suffers from problems with organization, consistency, and flow, which makes it difficult for readers to find what they are looking for and to understand what they find.

The City of Morgan Hill Planning Commission and City Council identified the following goals for the Zoning Code Update:

  • Implement and achieve consistency with the Morgan Hill 2035 General Plan;
  • Create a user-friendly code for applicants, staff, and City officials;
  • Modernize terminology and requirements to reflect current practices; and,
  • Improve regulations to effectively address land use and development issues.

The Planning Commission, in a series of workshops beginning on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 5:00p.m., will evaluate how well the Public Review Draft Zoning Code achieves the four stated goals for the update and review specific chapters and sections of the Zoning Code that are particularly relevant to the Commission's designated responsibilities.

The first workshop on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 5:00p.m. will be held in the West Conference Room of the Council Chamber building located at 17555 Peak Avenue. The first workshop will include: an overview of the Zoning Code Update process; a review of the organization of the Zoning Code; highlight of key substantive changes to the Zoning Code; and, identification of key policy considerations the Commission would like to discuss at the second workshop on September 19, 2017.