The Turlock Planning Commission will consider recommending certification of the Final Environment Impact Report for the new General Plan for the City of Turlock and adoption of the Turlock General Plan at Thursday night’s Turlock Planning Commission Meeting.
The City of Turlock is updating its General Plan, the policy document that guides future growth and development in the City. The State of California requires every city and county to have a comprehensive general plan, identifying current and future needs and establishing policy direction for the areas of land use, housing, transportation, open space, conservation, safety, and noise. Turlock’s General Plan also covers issues of infrastructure, growth management, urban design, public facilities and services, and economic development. The purpose of this project is to update the existing General Plan to accommodate and guide growth and development through 2030. An Environmental Impact Report, Statement of Overriding Considerations, and a Mitigation Monitoring Program will be considered that addresses the environmental effects of the proposed project.
Final consideration of the Turlock General Plan Update will be before the Turlock City Council at a special meeting on September 11th at 4:30pm in at Turlock City Hall.
The revised documents are available for review at www.gpupdate.turlock.ca.us/index.
The Commission will also be reviewing the Public Works Projects for consistency with the Turlock General Plan. The annual review facilitates the coordination of public works projects undertaken by the City of Turlock and other public agencies with facilities located within the City’s boundaries.
The Commission will also be holding a Public Hearing on the amendment to conditional use permit 2009-07 (United Sign Systems – Arco AM/PM). The Commission will be considering a request to authorize the re-facing of an existing non-conforming, 50’ tall freeway sign. The portion of the freeway sign advertising the “Barrel Store” will be removed, the “Restaurant and Lounge” sign will remain and the existing 7’8” tall, 26’ wide top portion of the sign will be refaced with an “Arco/AM/PM” sign and a LED illuminated price sign to advertise the price of the E.C. unleaded fuel. The project is located at 2219 Lander Ave., and is ‘exempt’ from the provisions of CEQA.
The Turlock Planning Commission will hold their regularly scheduled meeting at 7pm at Turlock City Hall, located at 156 S. Broadway.
For more information on the City of Turlock Planning Commission and its agenda, visit