The project site is vacant and consists primarily of ruderal grasses that are regularly mowed. West Little Llagas Creek runs through the project site along the western site boundary. The City 's General Plan land use and zoning designation for the site is Mixed Use Flex (MU-F).
The proposed project consists of development of a kindergarten through eighth grade (K-8) public charter school, to be developed in two phases. The proposed public charter school would replace an existing charter school within the City (Voices Morgan Hill), located at 610 Jarvis Drive. Phase I would include development of a 27,825 square foot (sf) school building, an uncovered parking lot, a playground and turf play area, a lunch shelter, a 405-sf trash enclosure, and associated improvements. Phase II would replace the lunch shelter with a 7,326-sf multi-purpose building. At full buildout (2023/2024 school year), the project would serve up to 504 students. In order to develop the proposed public charter school within the MU-F zoning district, the project would require City approval of a Conditional Use Permit.
Public access to the project site would be provided by a new driveway at Cosmo Avenue. In addition, the project would include a separate emergency vehicle only access off Monterey Road at the northeast portion of the site.
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