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.