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File #: 16-595    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Second Reading
File created: 8/21/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/14/2016 Final action: 12/14/2016
Title: ZONING AMENDMENT (ZA2016-0007: CITY OF MORGAN HILL-MEDICAL OFFICE AND CLINICS): AN AMENDMENT TO TITLE 18, DIVISION 1, ZONING CODE TO AMEND CHAPTER 18.04 "DEFINITIONS", AMEND CHAPTER 18.20 CN NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, SECTION 18.20.020 PERMITTED USES, AMEND CHAPTER 18.22 CG GENERAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, SECTION 18.22.020 PERMITTED USES OF THE MORGAN HILL MUNICIPAL CODE
Attachments: 1. Attachment1_ZA2016-07_CC_DraftOrdinance, 2. Attachment 2 ExhibitA_Definitions_PermittedUses, 3. Attachment3_PC_completestaffreport, 4. Attachment4_MedicalOffice_PC_Presentation_Nov8_2016
CITY COUNCIL STAFF REPORT
MEETING DATE: DECEMBER 14, 2016

PREPARED BY: John Lang, Economic Development Coordinator/Community Development
APPROVED BY: City Manager

TITLE
ZONING AMENDMENT (ZA2016-0007: CITY OF MORGAN HILL-MEDICAL OFFICE AND CLINICS): AN AMENDMENT TO TITLE 18, DIVISION 1, ZONING CODE TO AMEND CHAPTER 18.04 "DEFINITIONS", AMEND CHAPTER 18.20 CN NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, SECTION 18.20.020 PERMITTED USES, AMEND CHAPTER 18.22 CG GENERAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, SECTION 18.22.020 PERMITTED USES OF THE MORGAN HILL MUNICIPAL CODE

RECOMMENDATION
1. Open and close public hearing;
2. Waive the first and second reading of Zoning Amendment Ordinance; and
3. Introduce Zoning Amendment Ordinance.

BODY
COUNCIL PRIORITIES SUPPORTED:



Ongoing Priorities
Preserving and cultivating public trust



NARRATIVE:
Community engagement from work on updating the General Plan and developing the Economic Blueprint demonstrate a need for additional medical services in Morgan Hill. The Community's input on desired medical services is further supported by a report that City Council received from health care planning consultants Health System Advisors (HSA) which outlined capacity for medical services in Morgan Hill. The 2014 report primarily analyzed the feasibility of a hospital in Morgan Hill and concluded that Morgan Hill's population and demographics did not lend support for a standalone hospital. However, the report did highlight a strong need for other medical and healthcare services and that Morgan Hill had enough capacity to support an ambulatory destination center including:
* Urgent care
* Imaging center
* Physician offices
* Rotating specialty clinics
* Potentially ambulatory surgery

Despite a strong desire to have additional medical services in Morgan Hill, there are only a few zoning districts that allow as a permitted use, medical services. In an effort to provide more flexibility and support the recent growing interest in locating medical ...

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