Plans for a nearly 34-acre subdivision in Village I have come to an abrupt end.
Developers Michael Clevenger and Ron Tate with Modesto Clevron LLC were expected to ask the Modesto Planning Commission on Monday night for permission to divide nearly 34 acres at Oakdale Road and Floyd Avenue into 186 single-family residential lots.
But Clevenger, president of Modesto Clevron, emailed the city Monday morning asking that the application to divide the land be terminated.
“In the event the situation should change in the future,” Clevenger wrote, “we will make a new application. We appreciate your cooperation and apologize for the sudden withdrawal of this application.”
Tate did not respond to a phone message and Clevenger did not respond to an email Tuesday seeking comment. Modesto Planning Manager Patrick Kelly said it is the city’s understanding that Modesto Clevron and the project’s home builder could not resolve an outstanding issue between them.
The developers were seeking a tentative subdivision map from the Planning Commission. The city’s staff recommended that commissioners approve the request. If the request had been granted, the developers would have faced completing much more work before the project could get a final map and the land could be divided.
The nearly 34 acres is zoned for single-family homes but that could change as Modesto amends its general plan, which spells out how the city will grow and develop. The general plan amendment is under review but is expected to come before the City Council in mid-2016 for possible adoption.
The amendment calls for changing the land-use designation for the nearly 34 acres from homes to shopping centers, offices, retail and similar commercial uses.