A view from Monterey Street looking south
A view from Monterey Street looking south

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A view from Monterey Street looking north
A view from Monterey Street looking north

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A view from garden and children's play area
A view from garden and children's play area

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A view from Monterey Street looking south
A view from Monterey Street looking south

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THE MAGNOLIAS

Project Site

 

The 1.5-acre site is located at 17965 Monterey Street in Morgan Hill. Just north of Downtown Morgan Hill, the site sits in a mixed-use but mostly residential, developing neighborhood. There are small vacant structures that will be demolished, and minor grading will be required due to flood plain requirements. 

Project Status

First Community Housing is currently in the predevelopment stage of this project. We expect construction to begin in 2022. Please check this page in late 2024 when we expect the building to be nearing construction completion. The Property Management company managing the complex will begin offering applications to prospective residents about 6 months before construction completion.


Population Served

First Community Housing (FCH) plans to build 66 units of multifamily housing for households earning 30% to 50% of the area median income (AMI).  The project consists of 16 studios, 16 one-bedroom units, 17 two-bedroom units, and 17 three-bedroom units. One three-bedroom unit will be reserved for on-site staff. Half of the project’s units are planned as rapid rehousing (RRH) units, restricted for households earning up to 30% of the area median, and for which the County will provide rental subsidies and on-site case management services. One quarter of the project’s units will be reserved for veterans, including some vets who require supportive services. The remaining quarter of the units would target families earning up to 50% of the area median.  

Building Description  

 

The building, designed by SERA Architects, Inc., Oakland, is anticipated to be five stories. The project will be built using modular construction. Common areas will include the Property Management and Social Service Coordinator’s offices, open lounge/seating areas, a central laundry facility, indoor and outdoor play spaces for kids of all ages, secured bicycle storage, and a community garden area.  Parking will be provided at a rate of 1 space per unit in a surface lot behind the building. FCH also plans to include pet relieving and washing areas on the property. 

FCH is a recognized leader in creating green, affordable housing and like FCH’s other new construction projects, this development will be designed as a LEED Platinum project. In addition to sustainable building strategies such as selecting healthy building materials, incorporating water and energy efficient measures, and providing each household with free SmartPasses, FCH will seek out innovative new technologies to showcase in this signature building.

 

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First Community Housing 

 

66 units: 16 studios, 16 1-br, 17 two-br, and 17 three-br units

 

Low-income individuals and families, families and persons in need of rapid rehousing and veterans, including vets in need of supportive services.

 

17965 Monterey Road

 

Type III (wood) over Type 1 (concrete podium)

 

SERA Architects, Inc.

Location: 17965 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA