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Parking along D’Arcy Parkway before council

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POSTED October 12, 2017 1:20 a.m.

The no parking zones inside of the Crossroads industrial area generated concern amongst businesses and property owners who were affected by City of Lathrop’s change to the municipal code.
And now for the second time in as many meetings, a proposal that would allow temporary parking on the southerly side of D’Arcy Parkway beginning 150 feet east of the intersection with Harlan Road and terminating 200-feet from that point has been continued.
With a packed Lathrop City Council agenda on Sept. 18, the D’Arcy Parkway proposal and a handful of other public hearings were continued until Monday, Oct. 2 to allow council the opportunity to discuss the matters further.
That item was sidelined until Monday, Oct. 16 when the council will have the chance to take formal action on the recommendation from city staff would allow 30-minute parking within the highlighted section while all other portions of D’Arcy Parkway – which primarily serves truck traffic and vehicles getting to the industrial buildings adjacent Interstate 5.
According to the staff report prepared for the meeting, the intention behind the “no parking” change initially had to do with maintaining safety because of improper sight distances. D’Arcy Parkway, which runs adjacent to the Medline Industries and JC Penney distribution centers, extends from Harlan Road to Yosemite Avenue and features a series of curves when heading west from the starting point that continue until the start of the JC Penney building. With the volume of truck traffic, those curves present safety hazards when vehicles are stopped or parked along the route.
The recommendation for the change to the current municipal code is consistent with the intended and planned use of D’Arcy Parkway, and would meet the city’s goal to promote economic growth by meeting the needs of the existing business community.
The Lathrop City Council next meets on Monday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at Lathrop City Hall – located at 390 Towne Centre Drive. A notice for the continuation of the advertised public hearing has been posted on the City of Lathrop’s website, and the staff report can be viewed by visiting www.ci.lathrop.ca.us and clicking on the link for the council and then following the agenda tab. 

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email jcampbell@mantecabulletin.com or call 209.249.3544.

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