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Terra Ranch plan before city for 412 housing units
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Terra Ranch – a southwest Manteca project featuring 212 single family homes and a 200-unit apartment complex – is before the Manteca Planning Commission Tuesday night.

The 74.5-acre project is up for approval of a general plan amendment, tentative subdivision map, site plan review, and certification of the final environment impact report.

Manteca-based Albert Boyce Development Co has proposed lots ranging in size from 6,420 to 13,100 square feet for the 212 single family homes

The project is roughly a quarter mile west of Airport Way on Woodward Avenue. The apartments are proposed along Woodward Avenue with the northwest corner of the complex aligned with the road currently in place across the street at the entrance to Florsheim Homes’ Deer Park neighborhood.

Among proposed project conditions are:

•A 2.8-acre green belt/park along the dry levee running along the southern edge of the proposed neighborhood.

•A 5.5 acre neighborhood park that will double as a storm retention basin. The city under its new policy will require the park upkeep to be assessed against future homeowners as part of the landscape maintenance district to avoid further impacting the municipal general fund.

•The extension of McKinley Avenue Expressway complete with bus transit turnouts. The entire four-lane section that abuts Terra Ranch will be built including a 12-foot wide landscaped median.

•Eight homes will face Woodward Avenue as part of the plan to retain the semi-rural character of the road west of Main Street to Oakwood Shores.

The developer has indicated apartments would likely not be constructed until the homes are done. When they are built they will be two- and thee-story buildings.

The Manteca Planning Commission will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m.  at the Manteca Civic Center council chambers, 1001 W. Center St.