In The News: Manteca and Stockton Fastest Growing Communities in San Joaquin County

On May 2, 2014 the Manteca Bulletin reported that new state figures reveal Stockton and Manteca were the fastest growing communities in San Joaquin County last year. Manteca has added almost 8,000 residents sine the housing market collapse in 2007 and now has over 70,000 residents. Although Stockton gained almost 3 times as many residents […]

In The News: City of Modesto Takes Steps Forward on Its General Plan

On Friday May 2, 2014, in an article entitled “Next Steps Taken On City Plan”, the Modesto Bee reported the City of Modesto has taken additional steps to update its general plan. The general plan serves as the document that guides future urban grown in and around the city. According to the article the City […]

In The News: Google to Expand Footprint at Castle Airport

On Friday May 2, 2014 the Modesto Bee reported that Google had signed a deal to expand its footprint at Castle Airport in Merced County. According to the article, this is the company’s second lease agreement at the airport. It had leased 60 acres of land at the airport as part of its program to […]

O’Dell Engineering Publishes the April 2014 Issue of Land Connections

The Landscape Architecture Department at O’Dell Engineering has published the April 2014 Issue of Land Connections Magazine. This issue features an article on landscape tips for dealing with drought written by Chad Kennedy, a landscape architect and associate of O’Dell Engineering. You can read the entire April 2014 Issue of Land Connections on the Resources […]

O’Dell Engineering Prepares for Field Surveys of Foster City Sewer Pump Station

O’Dell Engineering has been selected to assist HydroScience with the design of sewer system improvements for Lift Station #7 in Foster City. (Lift Station #7 is located nearthe intersection of Comet Drive and Bounty Drive).  Land surveyors from O’Dell Engineering will apply terrestrial laser scanning technology to create a 3D point cloud of the project […]

Merced Area Land Developer Agrees to Restore Fahrens Creek

On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 the Merced Sun-Star Newspaper reported that land developer Baxter Ranches has agreed to restore land along Fahrens Creek. According to the article the work will be performed as part of the Bellevue Ranch West Housing Development, which is located on both sides of Cardella Road between G Street and Highway […]

Sacramento Homebuilders Bounce Back

On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 the Sacramento Bee Newspaper reported that public officials in the Sacramento Area are finally seeing the health of the local housing industry improve. According to the article, Sacramento land developers on are on track to build three times as many homes this year as they were just two years ago. The […]

Modesto to Consider Changes to Plans for Wood Colony Annexation

On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 the Modesto Bee Newspaper reported the Modesto City Council would consider changes to the City’s plans to annex Wood Colony. According to the article, the proposed change would include removing over 1,200 acres of agricultural land from the growth area while keeping over 1,100 acres designated for commercial development and […]