The project would involve construction of Phase II of the Cochrane Commons development on the undeveloped site adjacent to the completed Phase I. The Phase II project currently proposed is different from the originally proposed Phase II that was analyzed in the 2005 EIR. The project would consist of 498 residential units, consisting of a mix of homes, townhomes, condos, and apartments; 135,000 square feet of retail space; a 140-room hotel; and amending the zoning and General Plan designation to Mixed Use Flex (MUF) for the Phase II development area. The residential uses would be located in the northern and middle portion of the project site and the hotel and commercial retail would be located in the southern portion. The project would also provide various on-site amenities for residents. A courtyard with outdoor open space would be provided near the proposed apartment units. A clubhouse, recreation hall, and swimming pool would also be provided for on-site residents. The project would include 1,367 parking spaces. Required Project Approvals include a General Plan Amendment and Planned Development Amendment (Zoning Amendment).
Draft SEIR is now available - Comment period ends July 25, 2022
- Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR)
- Appendix A - Initial Study
- Appendix B - Notice of Preparation (NOP) and Comments on the NOP
- Appendix C - California Emissions Estimator Model Outputs
- Appendix D - Transportation Analysis
Original 2005 EIR for the Cochrane Commons project can be found here: https://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/2259/Cochrane-Commons-Phase-2
The Public Review Period begins on June 10, 2022 and ends on July 25, 2022. During the comment period, written comments may be submitted via email (link below) or by writing to the address below. Verbal comment can be given at the Community Open House (info below)
- By mail - Attn: Jennifer Carman, Development Services, 17575 Peak Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Community Open House
This community open house provides an opportunity for the public to submit verbal comments on the Draft SEIR.
DATE: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85466113581 or by calling in to:1-669-900-9128 then enter the meeting id: 854 6611 3581#
Notice of Preparation and Scoping Meeting - Public Notice (pdf)
This Notice of Preparation was sent pursuant to Section 15082 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines to announce the initiation of the SEIR process and to solicit comments. Public review period was from December 3, 2021, through January 3, 2021
A public scoping meeting was held on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. To view the meeting, click on the meeting link below:
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.
For more background information - including the 2005 EIR, please visit the Cochrane Commons Phase 2 Environmental Page for this project.
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.