The long-rumored development has become a reality with the sale of the property to the developer and submission of an application with the city of Tracy for a development review.
The property on the south side of 11th Street a block from the Tracy High School campus totals .87 of an acre. The western part, what had been home of Monument Auto Parts, has been sold by the Fisher families, and the eastern part, containing two older homes and two small commercial buildings, has been sold by the Wilson family.
The purchaser is Kitchell Development of Del Mar, which will develop the project for McDonalds USA LLP. Kitchell is the same firm that developed the Red Maple Village shopping center in southern Tracy, where Raley’s and another McDonald’s are located.
Completion of the sales of the properties has been announced by Grace Alvarez, a local real estate agent for Century 21 M&M and Associates, who handled the transactions.
She said all of the buildings currently on the site will be demolished to make way for the new McDonalds.
The property takes in the entire half block north of Grunauer Alley, except for La Costa Mexican restaurant at 11th and East streets.
Scott Claar, associate planner with the city, said no zoning changes are required for the project to move forward. He said the review process of building and landscaping plans, now under way, will include a public meeting to gain input from the project’s neighbors.
The proposed 3,904-square-foot McDonald’s building will be set back from 11th Street on the south side of the property. In front of the building will be a parking lot with 34 parking spaces. Drive-thru lanes will lead to the back of the building.
Entrances to the parking lot will be both from 11th Street to the north and F Street to the west.
Claar said he has no estimate on the timing for demolition of the existing buildings or the beginning of construction.
Once the review process is completed, a building permit can be issued, he said.
When completed, the East 11th Street McDonald’s will be Tracy’s fifth outlet for the fast-food chain.
Other McDonald’s are located on Tracy Boulevard near the Interstate 205 interchange; on West 11th Street in the Save Mart shopping center; in the Walmart store on Grant Line Road; and in the Red Maple Village at Tracy Boulevard and Valpico Road.