Magnolias (Monterey-First Community Housing)

Project Number

SR2021-0005, UP2021-0006, EA2021-0005


Processing Entitlements - The project is in the process to seek City approval for its proposed development.


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Project Information


Magnolias is 100 percent affordable and is processing under State Density Bonus Law and SB330. The project is comprised of 66-units deed-restricted units to be developed along Monterey Road west of the Morgan Hill Community Adult School. The project would include 16 studios, 16 one-bedroom units, 17 two-bedroom units, and 17 three-bedroom units. There will be one three-bedroom unit reserved for on-site staff. The project requires a Design Permit and a Conditional Use Permit for a “Green Parking Exemption.”  

First Community Housing plans the following unit mix: 

  1. Twenty-five percent rapid rehousing (RRH) (10 units) and permanent supportive housing (PSH) (7 units);
  2. Twenty-five percent extremely low-income units (families earning up to 30% Area Median Income (AMI)) (17 units);
  3. Fifty percent reserved for very low-income households earning up to 50 percent AMI (31 units); and,
  4. One unit reserved for on-site manager.

The seven PSH units and ten of the ELI units will serve veterans.

To learn more about housing laws and what governs development, visit the City's webpages describing various legislation.


The project site is located at 17965 Monterey Road, west of the Morgan Hill Community Adult School, on approximately 1.5 acres. Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 764-12-006.


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City Council Approvals

Planning Commission Approvals

Project Plans and Specifications

Environmental Review and Documents

The City of Morgan Hill, as the Lead Agency, has prepared this initial Study for the Magnolias Monterey-First Community Housing project in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and the regulations and policies of the City of Morgan Hill, California. This proposed project qualifies for exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15332, Class 32 (In-fill Development).

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