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Wood Colony Debate Heats Up in Modesto

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MODESTO-

A plan to dedicate hundreds of acres of prime farm land to commercial development is stirring up controversy in Modesto.

The Modesto City Council faced fierce opposition to the plan during Tuesday night’s meeting. About 1,600 acres west of Highway 99, land known as Wood Colony, are being considered.

Residents argue that Wood Colony is some of the best farm land in the state.

Those in favor of the proposal say it will bring more jobs to the area.

Madison Demuri contributed to this report.

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  • Stacy

    Leave it to Fox40 to botch the story! The city council wants to annex and pave over close to 2000 acres of prime working farm land, much of which has been farmed by the families for over 100 years. Additionally, council member Kenoyer stated that she doesn’t care about Wood Colony residents because they can’t vote for her! Savewoodcolony.com