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Deal gives city $510K worth of land for work on McKinley
In Southwest Manteca
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Developers of two proposed neighborhoods that will yield 995 homes are helping the City of Manteca save $510,000 on the acquisition of right-of-way to the $30 million McKinley Avenue and 120 Bypass interchange project.

The right-of-way will curve to the southeast to connect with a segment of the new alignment of McKinley Avenue that is already in place a quarter of a mile east of the existing street. It will intersect with a future extension of Atherton Drive that will curve to the southwest before reaching McKinley Avenue.

The Manteca City Council will consider accepting the right-of-way dedication of land valued at $510,000 from developers of the Oakwood Trails and Denali subdivisions when they meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.

The agreement also outlines details about the timing of the Atherton Drive extension from where it now ends east of Hearthsong Drive along the 120 Bypass west of the Airport Way interchange to McKinley Avenue and beyond. It includes building two lanes in each direction on Atherton Drive northeast of the future McKinley intersection and two of the eventual four lanes southwest of that intersection on Atherton Drive.

Oakwood Trails has been approved for 676 homes. It is bounded on the west by the gated Oakwood Shores community, on the north by Bronzan Road, on the east by McKinley Avenue, and on the west by McKinley Avenue.

 The project also will include 20 acres of commercial to take advantage of city plans to create at interchange on the 120 Bypass with McKinley Avenue as well as an 11.59-acre business park.

The Denali neighborhood is one of two under the umbrella of the Oakwood Landing project Denali is north of Woodward Avenue and west of the existing McKinley Avenue. It would have 319 homes on lots ranging from 5,000 to 16,300 square feet. The second neighborhood south of Woodward Avenue — Cerri — is planned for 656 homes on lots ranging from 3,800 to 14,883 square feet.

When the two projects dedicating right-of-way are combined they represent 995 homes. Once you add Cerri as well as the approved 1,176 homes of Manteca Trails and the approved Terra Ranch project that includes 212 homes and 290 apartments it represents 3,835 housing units. At a yield factor of 2.4 people per home, at buildout the projects would add 9,204 residents to the city. That’s equivalent to a ninth of the city’s existing 81,450 residents.


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