Mixed-Use Project Approved in Downtown Morgan Hill

The 10,000-square-foot development designed by KTGY will pay homage to the Edes Brothers Hardware Store that occupied the site more than a century ago.

Morgan Hill, Calif.—KTGY Architecture + Planning, an international full-service architecture and planning firm, recently announced city’s planning commission’s approval of the construction of a new three-story, 10,000-square-foot mixed-use building located in the heart of downtown Morgan Hill. The project will be known as The Edes Building and will be developed by local restorer Dan McCranie.

The Edes Building in Morgan Hill, Calif.

The Edes Building in Morgan Hill, Calif.

Located at 17395 Monterey Rd., the new building aims to connect art and dining. The Edes Building will feature a wine bar on the first floor. A grand staircase will lead to the main art gallery space on the second floor and the third floor will have a five-star restaurant with rooftop lounge. McCranie hopes to capitalize on the growth of Morgan Hill as a dining destination for out-of-town visitors.

“Not only will the restaurant include seating for 120 diners but it will be Morgan Hill’s first rooftop restaurant with a late-night lounge. The traditional brick facade will be modernized with NanaWalls and backlit-perforated steel panels. And the views of the surrounding hills will offer a dining experience unlike no other in Morgan Hill,” said Manny Gonzalez, managing principal with the Los Angeles office of KTGY, in prepared remarks.

The new owner worked with the Morgan Hill Historical Society to ensure the building signage will reflect the heritage of the site. A recreation of an approximately 100-year-old sign will pay tribute to the Edes brothers’ hardware store constructed on the site around 1910.

Construction is slated to begin early next year and finish by the end of 2017.

KTGY is also the project designer for a new four-story boutique hotel adjacent to the Granada Theater at the corner of Monterey Street and East 1st Street in Morgan Hill.

Image courtesy of KTGY