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In The News: City of Ceres Parks Master Plan

Two of O’Dell Engineering’s current City of Ceres projects were recently featured in The Ceres Courier.  The January 27th article, titled “Park ideas to be examined,” provides an overview of the recommendations found within Ceres’ Parks Master Plan. The article chronicles the Master Plan’s evolution toward City Council approval and highlights draft improvement plans for […]

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 […]

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 […]

City Councilman Recommends Modesto Amend General Plan

On Saturday, March 1st, 2014 the Modesto Bee Newspaper reported that Modesto City Councilman Bill Zoslocki wants Modesto to postpone plans for annexing Wood Colony to focus instead on a comprehensive update to its general plan. According to the article the City hasn’t had a comprehensive general plan update in about 20 years. Mr. Zoslocki […]

Private Developers to Take Over Administration of Public Housing Projects in San Francisco

On Monday, March 3rd, 2014 the San Francisco Chronicle reported the City of San Francisco Housing Authority has received approval allowing private developers to take over housing projects in exchange for requirements to improve their properties. According to the article, residents should begin to see improvements to their residences in 12 to 18 months. Involvement […]

Stanislaus County Road Tax Not Well-Supported in Polls

On Monday, March 3rd, 2014 the Modesto Bee Newspaper reported that a road tax proposed by the Stanislaus County Council of Governments received lukewarm support. According to the article, the poll was conducted by Pathways and was sent to potential voters by mail. The poll indicated 53% of voters would currently support the sales tax […]