On Thursday, June 14th, at 6pm, the City of Turlock will be holding a community meeting at the Turlock Senior Center, located at 1191 Cahill Avenue in Turlock, to go over the revised Draft General Plan Update. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an overview of the Draft General Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report and encourage public participation with the planning process. The meeting will also offer a time for questions regarding the General Plan Update, with answers provided by city staff.
The revised Draft General Plan and the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which is the environmental documentation that must accompany the plan according to State law, are now available for review and comment. Comments may be provided in writing or by email through 5pm on July 20.
Some of the key issues that are included in the Draft General Plan Update include, but are not limited to:
-Identify the location for future residential neighborhoods
-Attracting jobs and businesses
-Forming better partnerships with CSU-Stanislaus
-Providing entertainment and youth activities
-Building a range of housing types
-Fostering a business-friendly attitude at the City; having more flexibility in Codes for older buildings and small businesses
-Beautifying the city and its gateways
-Continuing Master Planning
-Addressing homeless issues
-Upgrading transportation, both regionally through expanding capacity and locally through improving road conditions
-Incorporating County islands
-Achieving fiscal stability
-Maintaining and enhancing quality of life for residents
Hard copies of the documents are also available in print at Turlock City Hall, located at 156 S. Broadway, at the Planning/Building Counter. They are also available at the Turlock Library located at 550 Minaret Avenue in Turlock.
To view the Draft General Plan and the Draft Environmental Impact Report online and detailed information on the current status of the project, please visit http://www.gpupdate.turlock.ca.us/index.html