Peak Avenue Assisted Living Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Morgan Hill
Document Title
Peak Avenue Assisted Living Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Peak Avenue Assisted Living Project (proposed project) would include the addition of two new bedrooms (four beds) within the existing facility, and the construction of a new two-story, 18,700-square-foot building along Peak Avenue, which would be comprised of 54 new bedrooms and 108 new beds. Overall, the proposed project would increase the number of on-site beds from 28 to 140, for a total of 112 new on-site beds. Additionally, the existing driveway providing access from Peak Avenue will remain for the existing facility and a new parking lot from West Dunne Avenue will be added and will meet current requirements. The facility is a state licensed facility providing twenty-four-hour-a-day nonmedical residential living accommodations pursuant to the uniform building, housing and fire codes. The necessary entitlements include a Conditional Use Permit and Design Review Permit. The Conditional Use Permit would address the existing 28-bed facility’s inconsistency with the RAM zone, as well as the new facility expansion.

Contact Information

Tiffany Brown
Agency Name
City of Morgan Hill
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Morgan Hill
Santa Clara
Northern California
Cross Streets
Peak Avenue and West Dunne Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines Section 15332, Class 32
Reasons for Exemption
the proposed project qualifies for exemption under CEQA Guidelines Section 15332, Class 32. For example, the proposed project would be consistent with the General Plan land use designation of Residential Attached Medium, and thus, would meet Criterion 15332(a). In addition, the project would meet Criterion 15332(b) by being located near existing residential and commercial development to the north, west, and south, and is generally surrounded by urban uses. The project site does not support habitat for rare, threatened, or endangered species and the applicant would be subject to payment of all applicable development fees according to the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan (SCVHP). Thus, the proposed project would meet Criterion 15332(c). Furthermore, the proposed project would not result in any significant environmental effects related to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality. The project can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. As such, the proposed project would meet Criterion 15332(d) and 15332(e). It should also be noted that exceptions to the exemptions under CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 would not apply to the proposed project. Therefore, the proposed project would be considered exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15332, Class 32.
County Clerk
Santa Clara


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