Update 3:50 p.m. June 17: The City of Turlock has announced that the special Planning Commission meeting on June 18 has been cancelled. Planning Commission will next meet July 16.
The embattled Turlock Town Center, formerly one of Turlock’s busiest shopping centers, may be on its way back up.
On Thursday, the Turlock Planning Commission will consider approving a conditional use permit to allow for new signage at the Turlock Town Center.
In August 1985, about a year after the shopping center was approved, the Planning Commission at the time approved two pylon signs and wall signage for the center.
The applicant is now proposing a new master sign program for the Turlock Town Center, which is located between the intersections of Canal Drive and Golden State Boulevard and Geer Road and Golden State Boulevard.
The proposed master sign program would increase the sign area designated for anchor tenants, such as the incoming dd’s Discounts, while allowing the option for secondary signage. Anchor tenants would also be allowed to increase letter height to 5 feet, logos to 6 feet, and secondary signage to 30 inches, according to the staff report.
However, staff has some recommendations for the proposed plan. Staff recommends the secondary signage letter height for anchor tenants be a maximum of 24 inches.
Staff also recommends that the tenant faces on the pylon signs be opaque panels with push through letters, rather than the proposed illuminated acrylic panels. According to the staff report, the illuminated acrylic panels are not consistent with the City design guidelines and previously approved signs and sign programs.
Planning Commission will have the choice to accept the proposed master sign program as the applicant submitted or with the changes recommended by staff.
The Turlock Town Center is the only item on the agenda, as it was moved from the June 4 meeting.
Turlock Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Yosemite Room of City Hall, 156 S. Broadway.