Hill - Morgan Hill Devco, LLC (NEW Horizons)

GPA2019-0003/ SR2020-0006 Hill - Morgan Hill Devco, LLC. (New Horizons)

The project site is a 69.43-acre undeveloped site currently utilized for agriculture.  The property is zoned for residential minimum 7,000 square foot lots.  The project proposal includes an amendment to the general plan land use designation for a portion of the site, approximately 2.29-acres, to increase the density from Residential Detached Medium (7-units/acre) to Residential Attached Medium to allow for a Senior Living Facility. Additionally, the project includes a Preliminary Planned Development application that proposes a variety of unit types ranging from single-family detached units to multi-family attached units on a variety of lot sizes ranging from 7,000 square foot lots to 3,040 square foot lots.

Required Project Approvals

  1.  General Plan Amendement 
  2.  Zoning Amendment for a Planned Development Combining District
  3.  Vesting Tentative Map 
  4. Design Permit
  5. Issuance of Demolition, Grading, Building, and Occupancy Permits
  6. Tree Removal Permits

Location

Northeast quadrant of Hill Road and Barrett Avenue (APN: 817-20-031).

Background

The Preliminary Planned Development with General Plan Amendment proposal was presented at the September 8, 2020, Planning Commission meeting. See more information below under the PRELIMINARY applications listed.  Although not required, the applicant requested the proposal move forward to receive preliminary input from City Council prior to final entitlement submittals. The item was agendized for the February 3, 2021, City Council meeting. The presentation, staff report, and attachments can be found here. Due to a citywide internet outage, the February 3, 2021, meeting was canceled, and all items were pushed to future City Council meetings.  

A Planned Development and General Plan Amendment requires both a recommendation from the Planning Commission and approval by the City Council. It is important to note that under state law, the applicant has a right to build a project that is consistent with the base zoning and General Plan designation of the property - which is approximately 7 units to the acre.  If the applicant moved forward on this project without the Planned Development and General Plan amendment, only a subdivision map, design permit, and environmental review would be required. In that case, the approval authority would be the Planning Commission.

Environmental Review 

The applications require an initial study and an Environmental Impact Report will be prepared. The City will finalize the description for the preparation of the environmental document, the next steps for environmental review are as follows:

  1. Notice of Preparation for the EIR will be prepared.
  2. A Scoping Meeting will be scheduled. To sign up for public notification of this meeting use the "Notify Me" link below. 
  3. Preparation of the EIR will begin - preparation will take most of 2021
  4. A Draft EIR will be circulated for public review and comment
  5. A public comment hearing on the EIR will be held with staff

Notifications

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General Plan Amendment Maps

First Submittal 

Planned Development Project Plans and Specifications 

First Submittal

Subdivision Map 

First Submittal 

Preliminary Planned Development (SR2020-0006) with General Plan Amendment: Hill Devco, LLC. (New Horizons)

The project site is a 69.43-acre undeveloped site.  The property is zoned for residential minimum 7,000 square foot lots.  The project proposal includes an amendment to the general plan land use designation for a portion of the site, approximately 2.29-acres, to increase the density from Residential Detached Medium (7-units/acre) to Residential Attached Medium to allow for a Senior Living Facility. Additionally, the project includes a Preliminary Planned Development application that proposes a variety of unit types ranging from single-family detached units to multi-family attached units on a variety of lot sizes ranging from 7,000 square foot lots to 3,040 square foot lots.

City Council Public Hearing 

The February 3, 2021, City Council meeting was canceled.

Item 5, Preliminary Plan Review of a Residential Planned Development (New Horizons Project) from the canceled February 3, 2021, City Council meeting will not be rescheduled. The applicant has withdrawn their request for a City Council Preliminary Review.

All emails and letters from the community have been shared with the City Council and City teammates and have been added to the record of the project. The community will have opportunities to provide additional feedback at the various public hearings throughout the next steps as listed below.

Planning Commission Public Hearing

The Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on September 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. via video conference to discuss a Preliminary Plan Review of this project. To view the Public Hearing Notice Publication click the link below:


Project Plans and Specifications

First submittal 

Second submittal

Environmental Review 

Preliminary Review is not subject to CEQA, as there will be no action taken on the item as it is an information item only.  Future development applications will require further environmental review.