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City also getting 3rd AM-PM Mini Mart
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A rendering of the proposed ARCO AM/PM and car wash planned for Daniels Street just east of Airport Way.

Two car washes have opened along the Airport Way corridor during the past six months.

They include Prime Shine’s second Manteca location and the reopening of a car wash that was built seven years ago in conjunction with a gas station/mini-mart at Yosemite Avenue and Airport Way and then was shuttered. That brought Manteca’s number of car washes to 13.

On Tuesday, the Manteca Planning Commission will consider approving the city’s 14th car wash when they meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center council chambers, 1001 W. Center St. While not on Airport Way, it will be within a half a block.

The car wash is part of the plans for an ARCO AM/PM gas station, convenience store, and self-serve drive-thru car wash on Daniels Street next to the Taco Bell and McDonald’s and north of the Sizzler’s restaurant now under construction in the Stadium Square Development at Airport Way and the 120 Bypass.

The 3,015-square-foot convenience store along with eight fuel pump islands under a canopy, and a 925-square-foot self-serve car wash with vacuum station and 15 parking spaces will be on the southwest corner of the traffic signals at Fishback Road and Daniels Street.

The project known as Manteca Petroleum is being pursued by Gurden Singh Teer, Ranhett Singh, and Vikramhet Singh of Tracy.

It will be Manteca’s third ARCO AM/PM combo. The next closest is two miles away on South Main just off the 120 Bypass and on East Highway 120/East Yosemite Avenue off Highway 99.

If approved, it will be the second gas station/convenience store project given the green light along the 120 Bypass.

In July, planners approved a Circle K convenience store and Chevron gas station south of the 120 Bypass along South Main Street will architecture that will dovetail into that of The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley. It will have a tower feature similar to that at Orchard Valley.

The 3,000-square-foot store along with a 2,385-square-foot canopy covering for four fuel pumps is planned for the southeast corner of Quintal Road and South Main Street just south of the westbound 120 Bypass onramp 

It is the second commercial development south of the 120 Bypass and the first in the general areas of the Woodward Park neighborhoods.

It is the second convenience store/gas station project being advanced for the Main Street corridor.

Planners have approved city’s third Chevron gas station and Food Mart combination on the west side of North Main Street just north of Lancaster Drive on a parcel between the Robert E. Goodwin Community School and the Manteca Moose Lodge. The 0.93-acre parcel had a dilapidated building that was previously used as an auto body and paint shop that was demolished to prepare the site for construction.

It will consist of 12 gas pumps under a canopy and a 3,700-square-foot building that includes the convenience store and a suite of 1,728 square feet to be rented for retail purposes. The project also includes a second building proposed for 5,858 square feet of retail space in four suites.

 The 13 existing car washes do not count Fleet Wash. The specialty wash firm us based in the Manteca Industrial Park provides mobile service for truck fleets and other commercial ventures.


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email