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Lot line adjustments allow 7-Eleven to expand
• Planners OK 2 lot line adjustments
The Ceres Planning Commission voted 4-0 on Monday to approve a lot line adjustment so that the 7-Eleven store at 1305 Herndon Road can expand its building as well as add a gas island. The store will also be remodeled in its facade, said Senior Planner James Michaels. - photo by Jeff Benziger

At times lot lines need to be moved to combine lots for development purposes. On Monday the Ceres Planning Commission approved two lot line adjustments.

One approved lot line adjustment allows the consolidation if two properties into one parcel at 1305 Herndon Road so that Pritpal Kaur of Clovis may build a gas station and add onto the existing 7-Eleven convenience store at 1305 Herndon Road north of Hatch Road. The addition of a four-pump gas island was approved by the city through a Conditional Use Permit in October. A condition of that approval was a lot line adjustment.

The project also includes adding 603 square feet to the existing 2,425-square-foot store.

The adjustment merges the existing 7-Eleven lot with the neighboring lot to the east.

Planning Commissioner Bret Silveria asked if the addition would be made to blend in with the old building and was told by Senior Planner James Michaels that plans are to “improve the whole look of the building.”

In the first application building contractor NGB Construction won approval to consolidate two properties at 1209 and 1239 Marchy Lane into one parcel. The company wants to build a two-story, 4,000-square-foot contractor’s office building and a 2,000-square-foot workshop to manufacture prefabricated walls for residential and commercial buildings. 

NGB originally wanted to build the project on Morgan Road but abandoned those plans when they sold the property to the Kingspan Insulated Panels company which was expanding. NGB then bought the two Marchy Lane properties within the Morgan Road Industrial Park to build the same original project. The project is approved for an administrative permit as long as the lot line adjustment takes place. The two lots total 2.5 acres in size.

In August 2018, the City Commission approved a Site Plan Approval entitlement for NGB Construction, Inc.

Commissioner Dave Johnson was absent from the meeting, which was held on Zoom.

Planning Zoom
The Ceres Planning Commission met Monday evening via Zoom. Pictured are City Manager Tom Westbrook (upper left), Commissioner Bret Silveria (top middle), Chairwoman Laurie Smith (top right); Senior Planner James Michaels (middle left), Commissioner Bob Kachel (middle photo), and Commissioner Gary Del Nero (middle row, far right); City Engineer Daniel Padilla (bottom left), and City Attorney Nubia Goldstein.