HOUSING DEVELOPMENT UNDER SB330

Residential Development Design and Development Standards

The City Council adopted Residential Development Design and Development Standards ("Standards") to replace the RDCS Competition Manual. The Standards have been developed to meet the requirements of "Objective Standard" and are consistent with the Morgan Hill 2035 General Plan. 

The purpose of the Residential Development Design and Development Standards is to articulate project design requirements for all residential and mixed-use developments. These Standards will be utilized to detail the review process by clearly stating the City of Morgan Hill’s objectives for high quality, residential projects that are aesthetically pleasing, livable, sustainable, well-connected to neighborhood services. 

These Standards implement requirements of  SB 330 "Housing Crisis Act of 2019"  and shall remain in effect until SB 330 is rescinded or extended.

The Standards

Residential Development Design and Development Standards (PDF)

Preliminary Application Review Process and Filing Requirements for SB 330

An applicant for a housing development project is required to submit a Preliminary Application in accordance with Government Code Section 65941.1. A Preliminary Application must be deemed complete at the time that all required forms, documents and materials are submitted and the final invoice has been issued and proof of payment is received.  

All applicants are required to make an appointment to submit applications for housing development projects with the Planning Division.

Final Housing Development Review Process (Discretionary Action) 

An applicant is required to submit a complete application (based on the Residential Development Design and Development Standards and checklist) for a development project within 180 days after submitting the Preliminary Application. 

All applicants are required to make an appointment to submit applications for housing development projects with the Planning Division.