There is an array of construction taking place around Turlock, leaving many curious as to when the new developments will be completed and what businesses or venues community members can expect to welcome.
The lot that once housed Red Steer Restaurant has been revived, as Dr. Sargon Malek is moving his practice from his former location just blocks away to the new South Golden State Boulevard building. Construction on the new building began last July, and Malek expects the location to be move-in ready in about 45 days.
“It’s a fantastic looking building in a great location, and I think it’s going to be very good for both my practice and the community,” said Malek.
The building is a two-unit structure, and Malek is still in search of an additional tenant to fill the space.
On the other side of town, the city’s first student-only apartment complex The Vista is just months away from completion. When finished, the complex’s three, four-story buildings across the street from Stanislaus State will be the tallest in Turlock. In July 2015, development representatives hoped to complete the project by 2017, and according to a Vista representative the complex’s construction is ahead of schedule. Since beginning construction last summer, ample planning has led the estimated completion time to be sometime this summer, the representative said. Move-in day is Aug. 19, and about 200 students have already reserved an apartment.
Just down the road on Monte Vista Avenue, more construction is in the early stages of development. Most may be familiar with the dirt lot by Panera Bread as the location of an annual Christmas tree lot, but now the framework for a building has been constructed. According to a representative from ShopCore Properties, who purchased Monte Vista Crossings from Hall Equities Group in 2015, the lot is privately owned and will likely be leased as an office space, similar to surrounding businesses such as T Mobile. The new development is just one of several anticipated businesses coming to the shopping center’s north side in 2017, which also includes the Ten Pin Fun Center and Hobby Lobby.
Despite selling the shopping center two years ago, Hall Equities Group is still in charge of the development of a few projects in Monte Vista Crossings, like the property currently being constructed on the corner of Countryside Drive and Tuolumne Road next to Petco. The 4,214 square foot building is slated to house a fast food restaurant, which will occupy approximately 1,800 square feet of the building, leaving the remaining 2,400 square feet available for commercial retail use. Despite already beginning the building’s development, a Hall Equities Group representative noted that no leasing agreements with any corporations have been made as of yet, leaving the possibility of what businesses will move into the building up in the air. A decision should be made in the coming months, the representative said.
As for the future of Monte Vista Crossings, ShopCore Regional Property Manager Kyle Clayton said that they hope to improve on the impressive work Hall Equities Group has done developing the area since 2000.
“The plan outside of what we’ve recently accomplished is to try and improve,” said Clayton. “We want to add new-to-market retailers and create a healthy mix of national, regional and local retailers.”
In addition to bringing in first-class retail options, Clayton added that ShopCore is also considering bringing more hotels to the area.
“We really don’t know specifics at this point, but it’s something we’re working through and trying to work out,” said Clayton.