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Posted on: April 11, 2019

The Scoop - Week of April 15th

April 15th

Planned Road or Parking Lot Closures in the Weeks Ahead: 

The annual Tierra Bella Bicycle Tour event is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th. There are no road closures for the event and riders are required to follow the rules of the road. For more information about this event, please visit: https://tierrabella.org

Las Colinas Development on E Dunne Avenue at San Simeon Drive: All wet utilities have been installed. There is no further work on East Dunne Avenue until the installation of the dry utilities, dates to be determined.

In order to complete the paving and striping of San Pedro Avenue between Condit and Murphy, PG & E must remove poles from the street and energize the street lights. At this time, PG & E has not provided a schedule to complete their work. San Pedro Avenue will be closed for safety reasons until both PG & E’s utility work and the street improvements are completed in their entirety. 

Maintenance Activities:

Right of Way Weed Abatement

Community Park and Paradise Park Weed Abatement

Pavement work along East Dunne Avenue

Pavement work along Robles Drive

Major Projects:

Community Input on Future Park Development: The City will be holding a community workshop on Thursday, April 18th at 6:30 p.m. (Council Chamber Building) to obtain community input on future park development and grant funding possibilities.

Parking Garage Safety Enhancement Project: This project includes the installation of window screening and railing for the Downtown Parking Structure on East Third Street. The project will begin on Monday, March 18th and is anticipated to run through the end of May. During the working hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, the Contractor will occupy up to ten parking stalls on the top levels to perform their work. As the contractor is working and doing welding work, please be mindful of all construction signs and sidewalk closure signs in the sidewalk areas around the parking garage. The contractor will be implementing additional barricades/sidewalk closure signage to address this safety issue.

Opa!Group Restaurant Complex: Opa! is now open! Restaurant hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Daily. Mo’s will open after the staff hiring process is completed. If interested, resumes can be e-mailed to hr@oparestaurantgroup.com or submitted to the restaurant’s website: www.grubatmos.com

Morgan Hill Playhouse: Exterior painting of the MH Playhouse will continue this week weather permitting.

2018 Pavement Rehabilitation: O’Grady Paving crews will continue punch-list item work and work on project closeout.

Hencken Oaks: Hencken Oaks is a new 14-unit single family housing tract located on Dunne Avenue between Monterey Road and Del Monte Avenue. Utility work is complete for now. There is no outside work scheduled for a couple of months.

Tennant Avenue Sewer Upgrade Project: The project will upsize an existing 18 inch sewer line to a 27 inch sewer line along Tennant Avenue, between Railroad Avenue and Monterey Road. The project is currently 90% designed and construction is anticipated to begin summer 2019.

Downtown Parking Garage: The top floor of the downtown parking structure will remain closed during times where parking demand does not necessitate use of all the spaces. The top floor of the structure will be opened during major events or at other times that parking demand necessitates it. Permanent improvements to the garage are currently being designed and permanent reopening of the structure will be considered when parking demand requires the use of the top floor. Contact Chris Ghione at chris.ghione@morganhill.ca.gov for more information.

Sunsweet Development: The Sunsweet project is located on a 1.63-acre parcel on the southeast corner of the intersection of Depot St. and East Third St. The project is primarily four stories and consists of 83 apartments and 8,051 square feet of ground floor commercial space. The project is utilizing 83 of the 500 residential building allotments that were set aside for use in the downtown by the voters on May 19, 2009 (Measure A). Parking for the project will be provided below grade. Construction is underway.

Depot and East 1st Street Parking Lot: The City is developing a new parking lot at the corner of Depot and East 1st Street. It will have a total of 40 parking spaces with two of those spaces designated for handicap parking. The anticipated completion date is March 2019. The property was acquired by the City’s Housing Department to eventually be used for the development of an affordable housing project, possibly for disabled residents.

Veneto Project: This project is the development of 168 rental apartments and 74 single-family homes. In order to complete the paving and striping of San Pedro Avenue between Condit and Murphy, PG & E must remove poles from the street and energize the street lights. At this time, PG & E has not provided a schedule to complete their work. San Pedro Avenue will be closed for safety reasons until both PG & E’s utility work and the street improvements are completed in their entirety.

Main Avenue and Madrone Pipeline Restoration Project: Local groundwater sources supply 100% of Morgan Hill’s drinking water. The Santa Clara Valley Water District’s Main Avenue and Madrone Pipeline Restoration Project will restore existing infrastructure to replenish local groundwater aquifers to meet current and future needs. The project will have multiple phases to minimize impacts to existing groundwater recharge operations and lessen impacts to the community. For more information, please check the following link: https://www.valleywater.org/project-updates/infrastructure-improvement-projects/main-ave-madrone-pipelines-restoration

25 – First Street Sewer Replacement: This project replaces deteriorated sewer piping serving businesses along the west side of Monterey between First Street and Main. The project will start construction once all the easements have been secured.

Lift Stations J and W Improvement Project: At lift station J, Pacific Infrastructure Corporation (PIC) will begin site improvement work. At lift station W, PIC will prepare for wet well and valve vault improvements in a few weeks.

Depot Station: There is on-going building construction for this new 30-unit residential development with 6,000 square feet of retail space located at 95 E. 3rd Street (northwest corner of Depot & 3rd Streets).

Boys Ranch and Jackson Well Rehabilitation Project: Project awarded to Conco-West, Inc. for $1.28 million dollars. Construction of the two wells are complete. Both wells are currently undergoing water quality testing. Jackson Well is expected to be online soon. For more information please check the following link: http://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/1439/Water-System-Upgrades

New Main Avenue Well Project: This project will construct a new building around the recently drilled well and provide the City with approximately 850 gallons per minute of additional drinking water. Completed well disinfection procedure. Begin installing well pump/motor and construct building. For more information please check the following link: http://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/1439/Water-System-Upgrades

Hale Avenue Extension Project: City Council certified the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) and adopted the Hale Avenue Plan Line on August 23, 2017. The Hale Avenue Extension Project design is currently being finalized and the right of way has been secured for the project. Please click on the following link for more information: http://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/Search?searchPhrase=Hale%20Avenue%20Extension%20Project&page=1&perPage=10&departmentId=-1

Monterey Sewer Trunk Line to Gilroy Project: The project proposes to construct a new parallel sewer trunk line from the Harding/Highland intersection to Renz Road in Gilroy. Design plans have surpassed the 30% level and have been reviewed by the stakeholders. The designs will now be elevated to a 65% completion level. The City will present the sewer alignment to the City of Gilroy for their approval in early 2019. Construction of the parallel sewer trunk is currently not funded. The draft alignment can be found at http://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/1481/Sewer-System-Upgrades

Granada Hotel: The project was scheduled to break ground on April 1, 2019.


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