Watsonville-Hordness (Royal Oaks Village)

SD2020-0008/SR2020-0023/UP2021-0001/EA2020-0016: Watsonville - Hordness (Royal Oaks Village)

Proposed Project

The Royal Oaks Village Project (formerly known as the Crossings at Monterey) consists of approximately 3.7 acres of the overall 7.54-acre Royal Oak Mushroom Farm Parcel. The proposed project would include demolition of the existing on-site structures and redevelopment of the site with 73 multi-family residential units distributed throughout three, three-story buildings. 

The proposed project would be an affordable housing project that would include six, one-bedroom units, 38, two-bedroom units, and 29, three-bedroom units for low-income families, With respect to amenities, the proposed project would include a clubhouse, green spaces, a dog park, and a tot-lot. The proposed project would also include widening of and other associated off-site improvements to both Watsonville Road and Monterey Road. The widening would include curb and gutter improvements, new storm drainage infrastructure, and a new sidewalk. Additionally, the off-site improvements to Watsonville Road would include a bike lane, a meandering pathway, medians, and new signing and striping 

Project Location

The project is located at 15440 Monterey Road in Morgan Hill, California, 95037. South of the intersection of Monterey Road and Watsonville Road. Assessor's Parcel Number: 779-04-075


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Project Plans and Specifications

Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration with Appendices

Determinations and Compliance Findings for HUD-Assisted Projects

Public Notices

Public Review Period

The Public Review Period began on July 16, 2021, through August 16, 2021. All comments received were responded to in the document below: 

Public Hearing 

The City of Morgan Hill prepared an Initial Study (IS) to evaluate the environmental impacts of the project identified below, as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). As mandated by State Law, the review period for this document is 30 (thirty) days. Based upon the conclusions set forth in the IS, the City of Morgan Hill proposes to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND).

The Planning Commission considered the proposed project's environmental documents at a Public Hearing on March 24, 2021 and approved the MND and Monitoring Program.