Community Projects & Initiatives
If you have wondered what’s going on in Morgan Hill; here is the place to find out. From here you can explore the various projects to see what is happening today and what the future looks like for the City of Morgan Hill. Take the opportunity to become engaged! 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:
- Engage Morgan Hill
A community conversation about services, funding, and priorities
- Morgan Hill Technology Park and Mixed-Use Residential Project (Trammel Crow Project)
A proposed project bordering the east side of the freeway south of Cochrane Road
- Monterey Road Complete Streets/Lane Reduction Review
Potential converting Monterey Road through the downtown to an alternative configuration.
- Anderson Dam Seismic Studies (Santa Clara Valley Water District)
Earthquake retrofitting of Anderson Dam to improve reliability and safety
- Census 2020
Collected only every 10 years, census data determines many national, state, county, and local items. April 1, 2020, is "Census Day" and your participation is critical.
- Commercial and Residential Development
Project status reports with summary information regarding current development in Morgan Hill
- Community Based Transportation Plan
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA); through funding from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, initiated a Community-Based Transportation Plan. VTA is conducting outreach for the land; in partnership with the City of Morgan Hill and the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce.
- DePaul Medical Center (PDF)
The County of Santa Clara recently purchased the DePaul Medical Center and is exploring different options for the property.
- Flood Control Project
The Upper Llagas Creek Flood Prevention Project will addresses stormwater conveyance infrastructure for the Upper Llagas Creek Watershed, including the West Little Llagas Creek through Morgan Hill.
- Hale Avenue Extension (AKA Santa Teresa Boulevard Improvement)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Proposition 64 & Cannabis Regulations
California voters approved Proposition 64, which is the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), on November 8, 2016, allowing for the recreational possession, sale, and use of marijuana.
A recent ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires the City to identify Small Cell Design Standards for public right-of-way.