There are two questions the Manteca Metropolis Council is predicted to reply tonight on the subject of permitting storefront marijuana gross sales.
The primary is whether or not to make such gross sales in Manteca authorized.
If earlier feedback are any indication, that’s prone to occur.
The second query is a little more unpredictable: How shut to colleges, houses, church buildings, and kids’s services will marijuana gross sales be allowed?
The Manteca Planning Fee whose forte is zoning selections similar to buffers allowed for sure forms of companies handed on making a suggestion on proscribing the place such storefronts ought to be allowed. As an alternative they opted on a 4-1 break up Nov. 18 to make a political assertion and voted to advocate the council not permit any storefront hashish gross sales in Manteca.
Meaning the fee didn’t weigh in on whether or not the town would finest be served by severely limiting doable places as was instructed after the Nov. 4 planning fee workshop That possibility would have restricted such marijuana companies to industrial zones with 1,000-foot buffers from any parcel with a Ok-12 faculty, business daycare heart, youth heart, substance abuse rehabilitation heart or emergency shelter, areas for spiritual meeting use, parks, libraries or any land zoned for residential makes use of.
Such a restriction would permit pot gross sales on 4 parcels within the Manteca Industrial District together with a shuttered constructing that after housed Qualex, a trucking terminal, agricultural testing lab, and a producer of ecological pleasant packaging.
Different potential websites could be on parcels zoned for industrial that presently have non-conforming makes use of on Airport Method between Wawona Avenue and Yosemite Avenue and close to the wastewater remedy plant on Yosemite Avenue. It additionally consists of the location of the Penske operation at Roth Street and Airport Method that handles distribution for Lowe’s Residence Enchancment Facilities.
There are three maps the employees developed primarily based on basic instructions from the council to think about inserting them in mixtures of enterprise/skilled, blended business, basic business, industrial, and neighborhood business zones.
All three maps permit for a 600 foot buffer between colleges.
The primary map is probably the most restrictive because it permits pot considerations solely in industrial zones throughout the confines of proposed buffers. Marijuana companies couldn’t find inside 500 ft of substance abuse rehabilitation facilities, emergency shelters, areas for spiritual meeting use, parks, or libraries. The map additionally prohibits a marijuana enterprise from opening inside 200 ft of a residentially zoned parcel.
That will permit hashish companies on a half dozen parcels within the Manteca Industrial Park .There is also a parcel southeast of 5.11 Tactical in northwest Manteca close to the railroad.
The second map permits for considerably extra places by including most business zones.
The separation for business daycare facilities, youth facilities, substance abuse rehabilitation heart, an emergency shelter, spiritual meeting areas, parks, libraries or residential zoned parcel is diminished to 200 ft.
That gives for a bigger quantity of parcels with out conflicts. That in consists of:
*nearly the entire Manteca Industrial Park the place the town is working an emergency shelter with a short lived use allow and close to the place they plan to determine a everlasting shelter.
*a big swatch of the Manteca Commerce Park close to Crossroads Neighborhood Church
*a parcel subsequent to Cabral Motors on Yosemite Avenue
*many of the business portion of Spreckels Park
*the north facet of Yosemite Avenue from Cottage Avenue to Freeway 99
*4 parcels on Yosemite Avenue east of Freeway 99
*parcels southwest of Lathrop Street and Essential Avenue
*a former patio furnishings retailer on Moffat Boulevard
*a parcel on the southwest nook of the Essential Avenue/120 Bypass interchange
*a parcel south of DeArcos Storage on North Essential Avenue that was as soon as the place the ramp to the Freeway 99 northbound flyover was positioned
*a lot of the CenterPoint Enterprise Park on Airport Method the place Amazon is positioned
*nearly the entire Promenade Outlets at Orchard Valley complicated
*5 parcels flanking Airport Method on the south facet of Daniels Avenue the place Taco Bell, McDonalds and Sizzler’s are positioned
*a parcel on West Yosemite close to the wastewater remedy plant
The third map by including the business blended use zoning permits the entire beforehand listed areas and extra parcels together with as follows:
*varied places throughout the Manteca Market anchored by Huge Tons in addition to alongside the northern finish of Winters Avenue within the commerce park immediately throughout from La Casuelas Mexican Restaurant.
*areas alongside North Essential Avenue between Louise Avenue and Northgate Drive
*the southeast nook of the Essential Avenue and 120 Bypass interchange
*the southeast nook of Atherton Drive and Essential Avenue
The preliminary plan is for the town to concern not more than three permits for storefront marijuana gross sales.
The Metropolis Council meets at 7 p.m. on the Civic Middle, 1001 W. Middle St.
To contact Dennis Wyatt, e-mail [email protected]