Greenwood residents voice frustration over parks/housing talks

Having just recently voted to move ahead with preliminary discussions on the potential of selling lots that are part of Tracy’s park system in the hopes of adding housing to city’s landscape, the Tracy City Council on Monday revisited the issue after council member Jan Arvizu requested being added to the agenda to share her concerns about the move.

At its April 24 meeting, the council unanimously voted to approve a resolution to investigate using park land at Sebastian Park and Greenwood Park to develop areas for housing, more specifically four to six new lots about 10,000 square feet in size — the minimum lot since in an R-1 zoning district.

“Essentially, all the council decided was to look at the idea of selling some parkland — it didn’t set any specific lots or locations,” Tracy City Administrator Erik Hansen said. “All (the council) did was adopt this conceptual resolution that says you would want to look at this, and that’s it.”

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