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49 homes planned by Sierra High
A home is under construction Friday in Blossom Grove along Woodward Avenue. The new Sundance neighborhood along Woodward Avenue will add another 514 homes. - photo by HIME ROMERO/ The Bulletin

A 49-home subdivision is being proposed along Thomas Street directly across from the Sierra High parking lot.

And unlike the existing subdivisions along Thomas Street, the new neighborhood will have 10 homes facing Thomas Street.

The project — in working with the Manteca Unified School District — is being conditioned to include placement of pedestrian safety improvements for a safe school crossing of Thomas Street that may include flashing beacons and a crosswalk.

The Manteca Planning Commission will consider the subdivision map when they met tonight at 7 o’clock via a Zoom meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commission meetings were changed to the first and third Wednesdays at the start of 2021. They previously were on the second and fourth Tuesdays. The meeting is being livestreamed on the city’s website and carried on Comcast Cable Channel 97.

The shift allows two things. It shortens the time on projects that require council action after they are recommended for approval by the commission. It also frees up Tuesdays for special city council meetings. The council meets for regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays.

The subdivision will be sandwiched on 17.8 acres between the Dovochi Square subdivision built in 1993 to the east with 41 homes and the Cambridge Park neighborhood built in 1994 homes to the west.

Marino Way will extend westward into the subdivision. It will also have a street exiting onto Thomas Street roughly 300 feet east of where Ashford Avenue intersects with Thomas Street.

The extension of Marino Way will run along the southern part of the park/storm retention basin that is going beneath the PG&E transmission tower easement. Marino will curve to connect with the entrance street from Thomas Street. A third street will serve 22 homes as a cul-de-sac in the interior of the subdivision.

The part of the original parcel north of the transmission lines will be held for future commercial development as it fronts Yosemite Avenue.


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email