Butterfield Technology Park
The Butterfield Technology Park (SR2020-18 through SR2020-22) is a roughly 25 acre industrial project that includes 5 separate buildings ranging in size from 70,000 to 92,000 square feet. This project is part of a larger 58-acre masterplan project that includes the 389-unit multi-familyproject, an approximately 3 acre private park with public access, and an extension of Sutter Boulevard. This project was approved by Planning Commission on December 8, 2020. Building permits have been issued and construction is pending.
This project proposes approximately 410,000 square feet of flexible industrial/commercial space spread across 5 separate buildings on five separate lots. As required by the Development Agreement, this project requires Design Review. No other approvals are required at this time. The Community Development Director has elevated this project to the Planning Commission for consideration.
- Building 1 will be situated on a +/- 4.98-acre lot with an 85,456 sf concrete tilt-up building.
- Building 2 will be situated on a +/- 4.96-acre lot with an 82,446 sf concrete tilt-up building.
- Building 3 will be situated on a +/- 5.35-acre lot with an 80,156 sf concrete tilt-up building.
- Building 4 will be situated on a +/- 5.30-acre lot with an 91,738 sf concrete tilt-up building.
- Building 5 will be situated on a +/- 4.04-acre lot with an 70,280 sf concrete tilt-up building.
All five buildings are designed to be divisible into up to 2 tenant spaces with a maximum height of 45.6 feet.
Project Plans and Specifications:
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The project is located between Monterey Road and Butterfield Boulevard, south of Jarvis Drive, and north of Digital Drive.
In accordance with the Development Agreement, this project is in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA Guidelines.
An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was approved by the City on March 18, 1981 for the MHRBP Planned Unit Development (PUD). In addition, a subsequent Initial Study was prepared, and Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) adopted by the City allowing an amendment to the PUD on April 5, 2000.
Consistent with CEQA Guidelines Section 15183, the Development Agreement provides that the City shall not undertake additional environmental review under CEQA unless required to do so by CEQA. CEQA Guidelines Section 15183 mandates that projects which are consistent with the development density established by existing zoning, community plan, or general plan policies for which an EIR was certified shall not require additional environmental review, except as might be necessary to examine whether there are project-specific significant effects which are peculiar to the project or its site.
This project is located within the Morgan Hill Ranch Business Park PUD and is consistent with the development projections analyzed in the EIR for the project site. The Project also is designed to be consistent with the development standards in the General Plan and Zoning Code. No further environmental assessment is required. The project shall comply with the mitigation measures of the Morgan Hill Ranch Business Park PUD EIR and the MND on file in the Community Development Department.
In 2014-2015, an EIR was prepared and certified for an adjacent residential project (GPA 14-04 mentioned above). That project is unrelated to the current design review application. Environmental documents for GPA 14-04 can be found here.
Environmental Documents for the Morgan Hill Ranch Business Park can be found here.
The subject property is included within the Morgan Hill Ranch Business Park Planned Unit Development. A Development Agreement with Morgan Hill Development Partners that included the project site, was approved on March 1, 2001, but expired. The underlying land remained industrial in the Zoning Code and General Plan.
In 2014-15, the owner of the property at the time, MWest Prop Co XXXIII LLC (MWest) , filed an application to convert the zoning and general plan designation for a 19.5 acre portion of the industrial park to residential use. The residential portion of the site (now known as Morgan Hill Apartments), was created when the City Council approved General Plan Amendment (File No. GPA-14-04) by Resolution No. 15-102 on May 6, 2015 (subsequent to Planning Commission review on November 18, 2014) amending the designation of 19.5 acres on the northern portion of the site from Industrial to Multi-Family Medium.
In 2019 MWest sold and assigned their interest in the project and the entitlements to Braddock and Logan, who then sold a portion of the industrial property to Trammell Crow.
The Development Agreement requires the City to prioritize and expedite processing of the application. This project will be considered at the December 8th Planning Commission public hearing (detailed info below).
Planning Commission Hearing - December 8, 2020 - Project Approved
Public Notice (PDF)