Edes Court Townhomes Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Morgan Hill
Document Title
Edes Court Townhomes Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Edes Court Townhomes Project (proposed project) would include the development of seven, three-story residential buildings comprising a total of 21 townhomes, each of which would include a two-car garage. Primary site access would be provided by a paved, private 20-foot-wide road along the western boundary of the project site, which would also serve as a fire access lane. All proposed buildings and appurtenant structures would be raised above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) in compliance with the effective National Flood Insurance Program’s Flood Insurance Rate Map. In addition, all proposed buildings would be located outside of the 35-foot West Little Llagas Creek setback. The proposed project is also anticipated to follow the entitlement guidelines of the Senate Bill (SB) 330 program and Assembly Bill (AB) 1763 regarding density bonus. The proposed project would require the City’s approval of a Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map and Design Permit.

Contact Information

Joey Dinh
Agency Name
City of Morgan Hill Development Services Department
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Morgan Hill
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Edes Court and Monterey Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Monterey Highway

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines Section 15332, Class 32
Reasons for Exemption
Article 19 of the CEQA Guidelines, Sections 15300 through 15333, includes a list of classes of projects that have been determined to not have a significant effect on the environment, and are therefore exempt from CEQA. As demonstrated throughout the Initial Study prepared by the City, 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 Mixed Use Flex, and thus, would meet Criterion 15332(a). In addition, the project would meet Criterion 15332(b) by being located near existing commercial development to the north, south, east, and west, 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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