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Former school sites proposed for 58 homes
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Two parcels once set aside for elementary school sites may soon have the sound of nails being hammered to create 58 new homes.

City of Manteca planners are reviewing plans to convert former elementary school sites in the Union Ranch neighborhood in north Manteca and the Tesoro neighborhood in southeast Manteca into homes. Manteca Unified School District traded the two sites with a developer for a larger school site in southwest Manteca near McKinley and Woodward avenues.

Planners are reviewing a tentative subdivision map to convert a 9-acre site designated for an elementary school in the Union Ranch neighborhood into a 33-lot project for low density housing.

It would consist of one- and two-story homes with lots ranging from 8,700 to 18,100 square feet. The average lot size would be 10,578 square feet.

Developers are requesting a general plan land use amendment to convert the former Tesoro school site from quasi-public use to low density residential.

It would take eight acres and create 25 lots ranging from 8,200 to 15,700 square feet. The majority of the lots would come in at 8,700 square feet.

Since both sites are adjacent to infrastructure once the projects go through the city’s approval process construction could start fairly quick.