Quality of Life: Urban Tour Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County
Downtown Morgan Hill on this walking tour that will highlight the elements of a
vibrant community designed around people. The tour includes a visit to a
community garden, the City’s newest streetscape project and The
Granary, to discuss urban design, development, future projects and how they all
affect Morgan Hill. There will also be an opportunity to envision a
“daylighted” creek in downtown.
This event is cosponsored with Committee for Green Foothills and is part
of an investigative series exploring the issues facing South Santa Clara County
that will culminate in a community design day on May 14. The
goal is to plan for a future where farms, natural areas, and attractive towns
thrive side by side and to build a shared understanding of how the health of
our working landscapes is inextricably linked to the health of our communities. Attendance
is eligible for AICP CM Credits.
Tour stops will include:
Hill Community Garden- Sherrie Wren, President of the Community Garden, will address the importance of local food and its connection to agriculture.
LLagas Creek in
Downtown Morgan Hill- Former Mayor Dennis Kennedy will discuss the concept of
daylighting the Llagas Creek, how it relates to the Downtown Specific Plan and how the
daylighting project could positively impact the residents, habitat and
aesthetics of Downtown.
Street Promenade- Garrett Toy,
City of Morgan Hill’s Director of Business Assistance and Housing Services, will evoke a
stimulating conversation on new and future projects in the City and how it can
Depot Commons- Downtown
Association Board Member and downtown resident Laura Gonzalez-Escoto will
discuss livability and housing in Morgan Hill. Drawing on her experience as
Director of Redevelopment for several cities in the Bay Area, Laura will
highlight the diversity of residential projects existing in Morgan Hill.
The Granary- Lesley Miles,
President of Weston Miles Architects, Inc., will highlight The Granary’s LEED
Gold Certification elements and how the adaptive reuse contributes to
redeveloping downtown Morgan Hill.
The tour will end with a complimentary lunch in downtown.
Marieke Ruys, from Thrive! Morgan
Hill, will lead a lively conversation on how each of the elements in the tour
contributes to a vibrant downtown and how community involvement can make an
Quality of Life: Urban Tour Sponsors
The Morgan Hill Community Garden
Time: 9:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Address: 17295 Butterfield Blvd Morgan Hill, CA 95037 United States