The effort to build a food truck park on the empty lot at 590 S. Golden State Blvd. and 500-576 S. Center St. in Turlock is in the home stretch. New renderings and design upgrades have been put together with final plans expected to be sent over to the City of Turlock Planning Commission within the first quarter of 2023.
“As far as progress, we are in the final stages of drawing up the construction documents and we are anticipating submitting the final plans to the City in the next couple of months or so with a grand opening still targeted in 2023,” said Jenny Weenk, project coordinator with Torre Reich Construction.
The original proposal for the potential venue, tabbed as the “TRAX Food Park,” came in March. In June, revisions were made to accommodate for its expanded operation hours and total space of 4.35 acres. Now, even more details have been shared, including specific vendor counts, kitchen areas, floor plans and entertainment spaces.
According to Weenk, hopes are to have space for around 22 trucks and trailers compared to the original 20. Additionally, there are now six container restaurants and kitchens planned for the building spaces. They have also expanded the outdoor lawn area, added four larger VIP stations with cabanas and fire pits. The new plans and renderings include 18 fixed locations within the park, two bar areas, the main entertainment stage and the indoor and outdoor gaming areas.
“Our goal with the TRAX is to give thousands of park visitors a unique opportunity to sample a diverse selection of local food trucks while providing a family-fun atmosphere that the entire family can enjoy,” the application states. “We plan to have everything from appetizers and main courses to desserts and specialty beverages, all in one convenient location… We will unite local eateries with an outdoor urban communal dining space spread across 3+ acres and act as the south gateway to downtown Turlock.”