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Carpet store is possible for new Ripon complex
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A pair of light industrial buildings received the green light last week.

The Ripon Planning Commission approved the major site review plans for LJV Enterprises for office buildings at 941 S. Acacia Ave. to be constructed in two phases, having held off from doing so last month.

This time, the applicant – Rick Vaughan of Manteca – was in attendance with a large rendering of the proposed building and to answer any questions.

He plans to occupy one of the suites in Phase I of the project, a 7,500 square foot building, and will be there for the construction of Phase II, a 4,200 square foot building. Vaughan indicated that he plans to relocate his business to the Phase II structure upon completion while storing his equipment between the two buildings.

As for tenants, he noted that one might be a carpet store. Vaughan preferred contractor-type businesses over that of a smog or auto repair shop.

Commissioners mentioned the possibility of a wrought iron fencing at the October meeting.

Vaughan, however, is leaning towards a black vinyl chain link fence with possibly different color slats to screen his equipment from outsiders. Wrought iron fencing wouldn’t provide the proper screening in this case, he said.

Vaughan added that he’s flexible with the color of the slats.

Plans, in addition, call for parking along Acacia Avenue rather than De Pedrini Drive, where there will be no access driveway to that road.