City of Turlock General Plan and Housing Element Update Focus Group Workshop #1: Potential City Expansion Areas
The City of Turlock will hold its first focus group workshop to discuss the preliminary expansion areas that are being considered as part of the City’s General Plan Update. The meeting is intended to provide property owners and potential developers in the potential expansion areas an opportunity to have one-on-one discussions with City staff and consultants. Property owners who are concerned about the locations for new development; new parks, roads, and community facilities; improvements to the existing older areas of the City; or other City development issues, will want to participate in these meetings.
The General Plan is the guiding document that establishes how the City of Turlock will grow and change over the next 20 years. The City is currently beginning the process of reviewing potential growth alternatives for the General Plan Update. Based on the preliminary projections of future population growth, the City is beginning to outline growth plans to accommodate up to 15,000 additional housing units in the City of Turlock by 2030. Between 3,500 and 5,000 units could be accommodated within the existing City Limits, depending upon whether additional changes in existing General Plan designations are made through the General Plan Update process. Therefore, the City would need to expand its current boundaries to accommodate projected growth over the planning period.
The City’s consultant has completed a preliminary report outlining the conceptual alternatives that are being considered as part of the General Plan update. The report, called the “Future Turlock Growth: Concept Alternatives” is currently available online and can be downloaded at:
The workshop will be held at the Turlock City Hall located at 156 S. Broadway, Turlock, 2nd Floor Yosemite Conference Room starting at 5:00 p.m. on January 7, 2010. For those who are interested, there will be a brief overview presentation of the conceptual alternatives at 5 pm. The rest of the meeting will be conducted in an open house format to allow property owners the opportunity to delve into the proposed alternatives and get a better understanding of how the proposed alternatives might affect them. A more structured community meeting will be held on January 28 starting at 6:30 PM at the Turlock Senior Center.
The City of Turlock looks forward to seeing you there.