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Progress Being Made On Multiple Projects
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The pending sign has been on the former City Hall-Police Department building on Coley Avenue for several months, but it is one of a handful of major building projects that are making steady progress in the city. Marg Jackson/The Times

A trio of major building projects in Escalon are moving ahead, with completion for a couple just around the corner.

“Arco AM/PM is hoping to open the first week of August,” said Escalon Development Services Manager Dominique Romo of the new gas station and mini mart just northwest of the McHenry Avenue/Highway 120/Escalon-Bellota Road intersection.

“O’Reilly’s got back to us and advised that the construction of the facility should be completed by the first week of August,” she added of that project, which will see the auto parts store relocate from its current Jackson Avenue location to a new building along McHenry Avenue, at the corner of Countrywood and McHenry.

While both those projects are new builds, the pending sale of the former City Hall and Police Department facility on Coley Avenue is expected to see a reutilization of the space.

“The City Hall and Police Department are pending sale on an approval of the City’s first Planned Development Project, currently named Leer Village,” Romo explained. “This mixed-use project consists of a commercial building and eight gated small townhomes. It is currently in plan check and once city staff has worked out all of the plans with the developer, David Leer, it will be scheduled to move forward to both the Planning Commission for review and the City Council for approval as a Planned Development Project.”

The project would also include a re-zone (Public Facility to Commercial/Planned Development (P-D 1)) and a Vesting Subdivision Map.

“Once the project and map are approved, the closing of escrow will occur,” Romo said.