International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning announced a new three-story, 10,000-square-foot mixed-use building located in the heart of downtown Morgan Hill, California, was unanimously approved by the city’s planning commission. The project, to be named The Edes Building, is being developed by local restaurateur Dan McCranie, owner of Morgan Hill’s popular Ladera Grill.
The new mixed-use development designed by KTGY aims to connect fine art, fine dining and fine wine, according to McCranie, who hopes to capitalize on the growth of Morgan Hill as a dining destination for out-of-town visitors. McCranie, who will own and operate the businesses in the building, worked with the Morgan Hill Historical Society to ensure the building signage will reflect the heritage of the site, which is located at 17395 Monterey Road. A recreation of a nearly 100-year-old sign will pay homage to the Edes Brothers’ hardware store that once occupied the site around 1910 after the original sign was found at a local Edes family’s residence in town.
Straying from the downtown norm, The Edes Building will feature an upscale art gallery and a café/wine bar on the first floor that will be interconnected to engage and attract people from the street level while promoting local wine makers. 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.
“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,” says Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP and managing principal with the Los Angeles office of KTGY. “The traditional brick façade 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.” Construction is slated to begin in early 2017, and finish by the end of the year.
At the corner of Monterey Street and East 1st Street in Morgan Hill, KTGY is also the project designer for a new four-story, contemporary-style boutique hotel adjacent the Granada Theater. “This is a very exciting time for forward-thinking city of Morgan Hill. We think that Morgan Hill will be the next Sonoma or Healdsburg, and will become a popular food
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