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Proposed food truck park expands hours, acreage
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In a revised application, over four acres of empty lots and warehouses on South Golden State and S. Center Street could be the new home of a new food truck park (Journal file photo).

Almost three months after its original proposal, revisions have been made to the plan that would bring a new food truck park to Turlock.

In March, Torre Reich Construction submitted to the City plans for a new food truck park.

The construction company has plans for approximately 20 food trucks and 16 fixed locations that will provide a variety of food selections and entertainment.

The initial proposal for the Trax Food Park only stated that the 576 S. Center Street and 590 S. Golden State Boulevard spaces would be used for the park, but Torre Reich Construction has recently introduced plans to now add a portion of 500 S. Center Street, adding up to approximately 4.35 acres, an increase from 3.25 in March.

The 500 S. Center Street space that was added to the plan is an existing warehouse that will be modified to provide covered overnight parking, dump stations, wash stations, a propane station and storage areas for food truck and operators. This existing space will accompany the warehouse space included in the original application, which is expected to host a variety of entertainment events.

The proposed food park is also making progress on its plans for an outdoor beer garden as the applicant will be applying to the Alcohol Beverage Control Board to serve beer and wine to of-age customers.

Another major revision to the application is the hours of operation as the construction company is now proposing to operate seven days a week. If accepted, the park will be open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays to Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to midnight Thursdays to Saturdays. On-site security during hours of operation remains included in the plan.

The revised application also specifies the accessibility and renovation projects that will be taking place at the lot. Access to the food park will be provided by the existing driveways on Golden State Boulevard and South Center Street, with planned frontage improvements to the curbs, gutters and sidewalks. Landscaping will also be constructed along Center and F Street frontages.

In a previous interview with the Turlock Journal, Torre Reich Construction project coordinator Jenn Weenk said the proposed project came from a desire to provide another family-friendly entertainment facility in Turlock.

“We hope that people are able to grab some food, sit down and listen to some music or play games,” Weenk said. “We want people to spend a few hours there, instead of getting food and going back home.”

The Turlock Planning Commission will be having a public hearing on the revised proposal at their July 7 meeting.