More Village I homes planned

October 28, 2003 

Village I development plans -- including 613 new home sites -- will be considered for adoption tonight by the Modesto City Council.

Plans for about 164 acres in four sections of Village I will be discussed. The region is east of Oakdale Road, north of Floyd Avenue, south of Sylvan Avenue and east of Bear Cub Lane.

The city calls them precise plans 2, 15, 16 and 17. Tonight's proposed adoptions would be one step in a series of approvals needed before any homes could be built.

The landowners -- Ronald LaForce, Alex Liakos, Chris and Pauline Gianulias and 15 Bay Area residents who constitute an investment group called Modesto Venture 168 -- propose developing Kodiak Village on part of the land.

While the first subdivision maps won't be considered for approval until this winter, here generally is what's proposed:

Precise Plan 2 -- About 162 residential lots would be carved out of 34.5 acres southeast of Sylvan and Oakdale.

The residential neighborhood would be just south of the existing 18.8 acres of commercial property. The proposed layout includes numerous cul-de-sacs, plus through streets to the north, south and east.

Precise Plan 15 -- About 47 residential lots are proposed for 8.9 acres just west of Ustach Middle School. A proposed elementary school site and city park site are proposed just to the north.

The residential subdivision -- part of Kodiak Village -- would include a cul-de-sac and through streets south to Kodiak Drive and west to a yet-to-be-named street.

Precise Plan 16 -- About 154 residential lots are proposed on 33.5 acres north of Kodiak Drive and south of Hillglen Avenue. It's between the property contained in precise plans 2, 15 and 17.

The subdivision -- part of Kodiak Village -- would include cul-de-sacs and through streets to the north, south, east and west.

Precise Plan 17 -- About 250 residential lots are proposed on 50.4 acres northeast of Oakdale Road and Floyd Avenue

The subdivision would have cul-de-sacs and through streets to the north and east.

The Village I plans are among 33 items on tonight's agenda.

The City Council meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in the basement chamber of Tenth Street Place.

Bee staff writer J.N. Sbranti can be reached at 578-2196 or

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