Downtown Specific Plan

Final Master Environmental Impact Report
This document, together with the Draft Master Environmental Impact Report (see below), constitutes the Final Master Environmental Impact Report (Final MEIR) for the adopted project.

The Final Master Environmental Impact Report was certified on November 4, 2009.
Final Master Environmental Impact Report (PDF)

Get information regarding the Addendum to the Morgan Hill Downtown Specific Plan Final Master Environmental Impact Report (MEIR).

Draft Master Environmental Impact Report (DMEIR)
The adopted Morgan Hill Downtown Specific Plan amends the City of Morgan Hill General Plan and Zoning Ordinance for the downtown area and modify relevant plans, policies, and design guidelines which guide and regulate development in the area. The adopted Downtown Specific Plan, consistent with Government Code Section 65451, includes existing and planned land uses, circulation, parking, urban design guidelines, signage guidelines, infrastructure, and an implementation plan.

The 115-acre Downtown Specific Plan area is bounded by Main Avenue to the north, Butterfield Boulevard to the east, Dunne Avenue to the south, and Del Monte Avenue to the west in the City of Morgan Hill. Modifications to General Plan land use designations and/or zoning districts have also been adopted in areas north and south of the Specific Plan boundaries. These areas where both the General Plan land use designation and zoning have changed include 2 blocks covering approximately 12 acres. In addition, the Central Commercial/Residential District (CC-R) zoning on approximately 34 acres in the vicinity of the Downtown has been amended to increase the maximum density allowed from 18 to 20 dwelling units per acre.

A Draft Master Environmental Impact Report (DMEIR) has been prepared by the City of Morgan Hill as Lead Agency to evaluate the environmental impacts of the proposed project. The Downtown Specific Plan will have significant environmental effects with regard to transportation, noise, air quality, and cumulative traffic. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires this notice to disclose whether any listed toxic sites are present at the project location. The project area contains sites on the Cortese List of toxic sites.

DMEIR Documents