Cochrane Commons

Project Description  

A Preliminary Review application was filed under SR2019-0038: Cochrane - Morgan Hill Retail Ventures Center also referred to as Cochrane Commons Phase 2. This project has been updated and the applicant requested a second hearing. The project will amend the existing Planned Development combining district to revise and refine the uses allowed within the PD Combining District to reflect the Mixed-Use Flex General Plan designation and those uses that are supportive of retail and typical in the shopping centers of today’s post-recession economy. The amendment also proposes a third pylon sign within the shopping center and near Highway 101 and proposes changes to the existing master plan to reflect a new mix of building types rather than the approved big box retail buildings.

Project Plans

 Updated Site Plans (PDF)

Planning Commission Hearing

On March 23, 2021, The Planning Commission conducted a public hearing to receive input on the proposed item as stated above. After reviewing the project, the Planning Commission provided feedback on the proposed Planned Development Amendment.


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Background Information

Cochrane Commons was planned for 2 phases of development.  Phase 1 is the shopping center as envisioned today. Phase 2 was to include another 350,000 square feet of retail.  As the retail landscape has changed significantly, Browman Development, operators of the Cochrane Commons shopping center, are proposing changes to Phase 2 site plan of their project. 

Applicant has filed a Zoning Amendment application (ZA2019-0003) and Design Review Permit (SR2019-0038) with the City of Morgan Hill in December 2019.   Project went to Planning Commission on February 11, 2020 (html). Environmental Review scoping underway.