Park­ing along D’Arcy Park­way be­fore coun­cil

Manteca Bulletin - - Front Page - By JA­SON CAMP­BELL

The no park­ing zones inside of the Cross­roads in­dus­trial area gen­er­ated con­cern amongst busi­nesses and prop­erty own­ers who were af­fected by City of Lathrop’s change to the mu­nic­i­pal code.

And now for the sec­ond time in as many meet­ings, a pro­posal that would al­low tem­po­rary park­ing on the southerly side of D’Arcy Park­way be­gin­ning 150 feet east of the in­ter­sec­tion with Harlan Road and ter­mi­nat­ing 200-feet from that point

has been con­tin­ued.

With a packed Lathrop City Coun­cil agenda on Sept. 18, the D’Arcy Park­way pro­posal and a hand­ful of other pub­lic hear­ings were con­tin­ued un­til Mon­day, Oct. 2 to al­low coun­cil the op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss the mat­ters fur­ther.

That item was side­lined un­til Mon­day, Oct. 16 when the coun­cil will have the chance to take for­mal ac­tion on the rec­om­men­da­tion from city staff would al­low 30-minute park­ing within the high­lighted sec­tion while all other por­tions of D’Arcy Park­way – which pri­mar­ily serves truck traf­fic and ve­hi­cles get­ting to the in­dus­trial build­ings ad­ja­cent In­ter­state 5.

Ac­cord­ing to the staff re­port pre­pared for the meet­ing, the in­ten­tion be­hind the “no park­ing” change ini­tially had to do with main­tain­ing safety be­cause of im­proper sight dis­tances. D’Arcy Park­way, which runs ad­ja­cent to the Med­line In­dus­tries and JC Pen­ney dis­tri­bu­tion cen­ters, ex­tends from Harlan Road to Yosemite Av­enue and fea­tures a se­ries of curves when head­ing west from the start­ing point that con­tinue un­til the start of the JC Pen­ney build­ing. With the vol­ume of truck traf­fic, those curves present safety haz­ards when ve­hi­cles are stopped or parked along the route.

The rec­om­men­da­tion for the change to the cur­rent mu­nic­i­pal code is con­sis­tent with the in­tended and planned use of D’Arcy Park­way, and would meet the city’s goal to pro­mote eco­nomic growth by meet­ing the needs of the ex­ist­ing busi­ness com­mu­nity.

The Lathrop City Coun­cil next meets on Mon­day, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at Lathrop City Hall – lo­cated at 390 Towne Cen­tre Drive. A no­tice for the con­tin­u­a­tion of the ad­ver­tised pub­lic hear­ing has been posted on the City of Lathrop’s web­site, and the staff re­port can be viewed by vis­it­ing and click­ing on the link for the coun­cil and then fol­low­ing the agenda tab.

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