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ARCO station, fast food place, car wash eyed for Crestwood
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Manteca could have four ARCO AM/PM gas station/mini-mart combos by year’s end.

A proposal to build an ARCO complete with a 2,500-square-foot fast food restaurant as well as a car wash on the southeast corner of Lathrop Road at Crestwood Avenue just west of the Highway 99/Lathrop Road interchange is before the Manteca Planning Commission when they meet Tuesday, Jan. 9.

 The plan calls for 10 gas pumps, a 3,180-square-foot AM/PM convenience store, a 2,500-square-foot fast food restaurant with drive-thru service, a 2,520-square-foot automated car wash, and a shade canopy covering 12 vacuum parking stalls.

The development would also have an 82.5-foot sign allowed under city ordinances for freeway orientated services.

The city’s third ARCO AM/PM combo is now under construction on Daniels Street next to Sizzler, Taco Bell, and McDonald’s northeast of the 120 Bypass and Airport Way interchange. It also has a car wash.

The existing ARCO AM/PM locations are on East Highway 120 at the Highway 99 interchange and on South Main Street at Industrial Park Drive.

The project is the first resulting from the building of a modern interchange for Lathrop Road on Highway 99. The interchange is the only one in urbanized areas in San Joaquin County between the Sacramento County line and the Stanislaus River that has easy freeway access and hasn’t been developed commercially.

There is additional space next to the proposed project for other freeway-orientated businesses. There is also land on the north side of Lathrop Road that has been in a holding pattern for commercial style development for a number of years.

When the two ARCO car washes open — one of Daniels Street and the other on Lathrop Road/Crestwood Avenue — it will bring the number of car washes in Manteca to 16. A car wash re-opened two months ago after being shuttered for more than three years along with a gas station and 7-Eleven convenience store on the northwest corner of Airport Way and West Yosemite Avenue.

There are also two other gas station projects that gained city approval last year. Both are on the Main Street corridor.

Initial site work has started for a 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 has been approved for 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.

A Circle K convenience store and Chevron gas station has been approved for south of the 120 Bypass along South Main Street at the intersection with Quintal Road. It will feature a 3,000-square-foot store along with a 2,385-square-foot canopy covering for four fuel pumps.

The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the Manteca Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email