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409 housing units in works in southwest Manteca
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Over 400 housing units split almost evenly between single-family homes and apartments are envisioned for a 74.5-acre project in southwest Manteca dubbed Terra Ranch.

Manteca-based Albert Boyce Development Co. is seeking to build a 200-unit apartment complex and 209 single family homes on lots ranging in size from 6,420 to 13,100 square feet.

The project is roughly a quarter mile west of Airport Way on Woodward Avenue. The apartments are proposed along Woodward Avenue with the northwest corner of the complex aligned with the road currently in place across the street at the entrance to Florsheim Homes’ Deer Park neighborhood.

Among proposed project conditions are:

•A 2.8-acre green belt/park along the dry levee running along the southern edge of the proposed neighborhood.
•A 5.5-acre neighborhood park that will double as a storm retention basin. The city under its new policy will require the park upkeep to be assessed against future homeowners as part of the landscape maintenance district to avoid further impacting the municipal general fund.
•The extension of McKinley Avenue Expressway completes with bus transit turnouts. The entire four-lane section that abuts Terra Ranch will be built including a 12-foot-wide landscaped median.
•Eight homes will face Woodward Avenue as part of the plan to retain the semi-rural character of the road west of Main Street to Oakwood Shores.

The developer has indicated apartments would likely not be constructed until the homes are done. When they are built they will be two- and three-story buildings.

The Manteca Planning Commission will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. to conduct a scoping meeting required for issuing the notice that an environmental impact report is being prepared.

Like all state mandated studies on development, the developer is footing the actual bill while the city selects the consultant to perform the work.
Tuesday’s 7 p.m. meeting takes place at the Manteca Civic Center council chambers, 1001 W. Center St.