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Union Crossing project draws little public input
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More commercial is on its way to serve Manteca residents.

On Tuesday members of the Manteca Planning Commission took comments from the public on the proposed Union Crossing development – a 65-acre project that will feature more than 455,000 square feet of commercial and retail space.

The six parcels that will comprise the project – being proposed by Bill Filios – are located immediately south of the 120 Bypass and will run from the agricultural land and homes to the west of the project right up to South Union Road across from The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley that went in last year.

Currently the 45-day period where comments on the environmental impact report is halfway through its public comment period that allows agencies and other interested parties to review the 1,400-page document and provide comments. The review period runs through June 14.

Only one resident – Nancy Lewis – spoke during the allotted time and had questions about how to locate the maps inside of the draft EIR that shows the area and how far the project will run. Planner Erika Hollander said she’ll work with Lewis to find that information.

Of the 65 acres that are being included in the annexation and pre-zoning portion of the project, 53.35 acres will comprise the actual commercial developments that will range from freestanding buildings to large multi-tenant complexes.

The entire project is being planned to incorporate enhanced architectural features such as trellises throughout and a combination of stucco, stone, and concrete exterior finishes. A varying roofline and cornice treatments will be available to create and emphasize storefronts for individual tenants. Enhanced landscaping is also being included for the parking lot.

Commissioner Eric Hayes stressed that people who want to make comments have until June 14 to get their concerns in to the Planning Department. He is also available to answer any questions that people may have about the project. Manteca’s Community Development Department is located inside of City Hall at 1001 W. Center Street, and is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 239-8427.