Community Projects & Initiatives
Explore the various projects to see what is happening today and what the local future looks like. Help shape the direction of the City in which you live, work, or just play.
Not all of these projects are City-led projects, but all will have some impact on the City:
- Accessory Dwelling Units
An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), attached or detached, on a single lot of record to be used for in-laws-quarters, a guesthouse, or rental, is allowed in residential districts if minimum development standards of the zoning district can be met.
- Anderson Dam Seismic Studies
A Valley Water District Project
Earthquake retrofitting of Anderson Dam to improve reliability and safety
- Commercial and Residential Development
Project status reports with summary information regarding current development in Morgan Hill
- Community Based Transportation Plan (PDF)
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA); through funding from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, initiated a Community-Based Transportation Plan, report completed May 2021.
- Hale Avenue Extension
Construction is underway. Regular updates are posted on the Hale Avenue Extension webpage.
- High Speed Rail
The California High Speed Rail Authority is the State Agency responsible for the planning, design, and construction of the California High Speed Rail system intended to connect the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles, then eventually from Sacramento to San Diego.
- Inspections Before Property Sale
The City has adopted two new ordinances requiring inspections before sale of property effective June 1, 2022.
- Magical Bridge Playground in Community Park
Located in Community Park, the park welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities, the first inclusive playground in the South County area.
- Minimum Wage
For employees and businesses in Morgan Hill, there is no local ordinance for minimum wage. The minimum wage in Morgan Hill is based on the State of California minimum wage.
- Monterey Road/Complete Streets
Downtown traffic calming and the Monterey Road Lane Reduction Program.
- Morgan Hill Stands United Against Hate Campaign
In support of National United Against Hate Week, the City of Morgan Hill will be implementing an awareness campaign to help bring this message to our community.
- Pavement Rehabilitation Program
The City’s ongoing Pavement Rehabilitation Program is intended to address the City’s pavement rehabilitation needs. Locations for maintenance are selected based on Pavement Management Program (PMP) data, resident feedback, and field observations from Street Maintenance crews.
Valley Water Flood Control Project
The Upper Llagas Creek Flood Prevention Project will address stormwater conveyance infrastructure for the Upper Llagas Creek Watershed, including the West Little Llagas Creek through Morgan Hill.