Another large neighborhood is being advanced to sustain the steady demand for homes in Manteca created by a Bay Area exodus seeking affordable housing that dates back to 1970 when the city had 13,845 residents.
Today — 50 years later — 85,000 plus people call Manteca home. And at the current rate of more than 500 new home sales a year, Manteca is likely to break the 100,000 population barrier by 2030.
The proposed Machado Estates project on the southwest corner of Airport Way and Louise Avenue is envisioned for 827 single family homes. Based on typical occupancy levels the project will likely add more than 2,000 more residents.
The City Council on Tuesday authorized a contract with DeNovo Planning Group to perform the required environmental impact report. The developer deposited the money in advance with the city that in turn selected the consultant they wanted to do the study.
The land will need to be annexed to the city in order for the homes to be built. The project will sweep into the city four small parcels with homes on them on the northwest corner of the intersection.
Rules imposed by the county commission overseeing annexations calls for “forced” annexations of any properties that would become an island of unincorporated land in the county’s jurisdiction when an annexation takes place.
The Manteca Sikh temple is on the southeast corner of the Airport Way and Woodward intersection. The northeast corner was where the city and a private sector partner at one time proposed affordable homes as well as apartments. Financing for that deal fell through.
The new neighborhood would extend to a point south of Peach Avenue along Airport Way.
Based on the environmental review and planning process the earliest ground could possible be turned on the project is late 2021.
Meanwhile, two other previously approved projects are preparing to move forward.
Developers of the 1,301-home Griffin Park on 301 acres west of Main Street, south of Woodward Avenue and a point north of Sedan Avenue have indicated ground work will start in the coming days. Griffin Park will include Manteca’s first estate-style neighborhood where all 88 homes will be built on lots of 10,000 square feet or larger.
Raymus Homes has indicated they expect to break ground this winter on Manteca Trails. It consists of 1,237 homes at the western end of Woodward Avenue across from the gated Oakwood Shores neighborhood.
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