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Last-mile’ e-commerce delivery hub planned for Airport Way
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A rendering of the proposed 114,360-square-foot facility.

A last-mile e-commerce facility that typically supports the creation of 400 to 500 jobs is before the Manteca Planning Commission tonight for approval.

The 114,360-square-foot warehouse is proposed for 25.16 acres on the west side of Airport Way just north of the Del Webb at Woodbridge neighborhood.

Other items on tonight’s 7 o’clock agenda for the commission meeting taking place at the council chambers at the Manteca Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St., are:

*A 393-unit personal storage facility with 13 buildings covering 48,170 square feet proposed to be in three phases built on 2.76 acres at 183 South Austin Road just south of East Yosemite/East Highway 120.

*Two smaller distribution center type buildings of 52,029 square feet and 47,485 square feet planned as part of the CenterPoint Business Park on the west side of Airport Way just south of the entrance to the Del Webb at Woodbridge neighborhood.

*Extending Intermodal Drive in the CenterPoint Business Park to where a parking facility for 486 truck trailers is now under construction.

A last-mile e-commerce facility such as the one envisioned on Airport Way is used by online companies to deliver orders with a very quick turnaround.   

An estimated 10 to 20 semi-trucks are expected to deliver product to the facility daily.  All truck loading and unloading will be screened with a wall and will not be visible from any public streets.

Goods are then loaded into vans that will make deliveries to an area typically within 30 to 45 minutes from the facility. 

There will be parking spaces for 854 walk-in delivery vans. That is in addition to semi-truck and employee parking.

Fehr & Peers — the same traffic consultant the city commissioned that cleared the Chick-Fil-A project by indicating it would not interfere with traffic flow on East Yosemite Avenue — contends the project, on a daily basis will add 566 employee vehicles, 400 walk-in delivery van and 54 semi-trucks daily to the Airport Way corridor.

How that squares with the staff report that puts the daily semi-truck count at “10 to 20” or the need for 854 walk-in van parking spaces if the number of such vans that will go on the road on a daily basis is 400, was not made clear.

Planning commission members are being advised that the results of Fehr & Peers “roadway segment level of service analysis showed that the project would not result in any significant impacts to the surrounding transportation network, as all twenty-six roadway segments (studied) would continue to operate at acceptable Level of Service C or D under existing with project conditions.”


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email