In November 2000, the City Council initiated a study into future
business park sites and development. The goal of this Study is to
identify priorities for park development and for the future economic
development of Modesto.
For the Study, the Council selected 5 sites for review and evaluation.
This evaluation included topics such as: infrastructure needs, job
generation potential, development costs, proximity to major
transportation and funding possibilities.
May 1, 2001, the Council reviewed a Draft Report on the 5 business park
sites. They distributed this Draft Report to the public to solicit input
from property owners, developers, realtors, engineers and the citizens
of Modesto. City staff incorporated public comments received into the
report, and presented the Final draft at a special Community Development
and Housing Committee and City Council Workshop held on September 17,
At the September 17, 2001 Workshop, the City Council approved a motion
to accept the Business Park Development Program Action Plan, making the
- Change the word 'institute' to 'encourage' in Item #4 under the
Summary of the Action Plan.
- Delete the MJC West Industrial Component from the original list
of five sites.
For more information, contact Margaret James in the Business
Development Program at (209) 571-5840 or by email at