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July 2022

4th of July Community Events Confirmed

(July 2, 2022) - Plans for Tracy’s 2022 4th of July community celebrations have been confirmed and the City of Tracy is pleased to provide logistical and public safety support for the following events that the Tracy Chamber of Commerce and Tracy City Center Association (TCCA) have planned for Monday, July 4, 2022. View/Download/Print Full Media Release

April 2022

Downtown Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Specific Plan

(April 4, 2022) – The City's Downtown Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Specific Plan will identify the community's vision, establish goals, objectives, and policies for future development in Downtown Tracy. Visit the project website to: watch the project overview video, read more about the project, take the survey by April 30th, 2022, and stay informed about participation opportunities. Questions? Please contact Scott Claar, Senior Planner at: Email - scott.claar@cityoftracy.org Phone - (209) 831-6429 Visit - 333 Civic Center Drive, Tracy, CA 95376

November 2021

Request for Proposal – Westside Market Building

(November 18, 2021) - The City of Tracy is seeking written proposals from development and/or operator teams to acquire and reposition a project on the 10,500-square-foot (.24 acre) former Westside Market site (729/741 N. Central Ave.) in the heart of Downtown Tracy. The property is an immediate neighbor to the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, a beautifully restored 651-seat vaudeville-era theater that attracts 50,000 patrons annually to downtown Tracy for performing arts events, classes, and concerts.   Pre-submittal Info Meetings: December [...]

Approved Outdoor Dining Ordinance & Parklet Funding

(October 29, 2021) – On November 5, 2021, a new Outdoor Dining Program will go into effect in Downtown Tracy as a result of the Tracy City Council’s September 21, 2021 approval of a parklet ordinance and funding to reimburse restaurant owners for construction of the new parklets.  These new plans will improve traffic flow by reopening 10th Street and improving visibility, aesthetics, and parking availability in downtown. Additionally, an accessible parking space on 10th Street will be created. The new Outdoor [...]

May 2021

Valley Link Board Approves EIR

(May 12, 2021) The Tri-Valley – San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority Board of Directors today unanimously approved the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Valley Link rail project. This vote, along with other associated board actions, will allow the rail authority to proceed with continued design work while seeking funding for the construction and implementation of the project. For more information please see the press release here.

March 2021

Shop Local Campaign

(March 19, 2021) The City of Tracy, in collaboration with the Tracy Chamber of Commerce, Tracy City Center Association and several local small businesses have partnered to launch a new Shop Local marketing campaign designed to support local businesses. The campaign aims to capture local spending in Tracy by creating a user-friendly digital business directory, and promoting Shop Local messaging through window decals, social media, newsletters, radio, and video advertisements. For more information please see the full press release here.  

December 2020

Notice of Funding Availability – City of Tracy Small Business Relief Grant Program

(December 18, 2020) The City of Tracy Economic Development Team is pleased to announce the release of $500,000 to provide immediate, flexible financial relief to Tracy small businesses in the form of one-time grants in the amount of $5,000 per eligible business.  The goal of this program is to preserve local jobs and provide flexible assistance to vulnerable businesses that are experiencing significant challenges due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. “We want our small business owners to know that we hear them [...]

November 2020

Escalating COVID-19 Cases Prompt State “Emergency Brake”

(November 16, 2020) New guidance from the State and CDPH (California Department of Public Health) is now available. San Joaquin County has been officially moved back to the Purple (Widespread) Tier, with some adjustments to timing and protocol. Please see attachments and links for further guidance regarding Purple Tier and Dimmer Framework: Purple Tier Updates (11/16/2020) Dimmer Framework Updates (11/16/2020)

September 2020

Ballot Measure Y – Transit Oriented Development

(September 7, 2020) The importance of ballot measure Measure Y, as it relates to Transit Oriented Development, was summarized in three recent Tracy Press articles: "Voters to have a say in future shape of Downtown Tracy" (July 24, 2020) "Council affirms ballot language for downtown development measure" (July 31, 2020) "Measure Y supporters say Valley Link stop hinges on November vote" (September 4, 2020) More information regarding the Downtown Tracy Transit Oriented Development Plan and Measure Y can be found at the [...]

July 2020

Downtown Tracy Outdoor Dining Program

(July 14, 2020) Please see linked City of Tracy media release regarding the Downtown Tracy Outdoor Dining Program set to launch Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Print/Download: Downtown Tracy Outdoor Dining Media Release

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