A strawberry patch oasis in the shadow of busy north Modesto stores seems destined to be swept away by a retail wave.
The 8.7-acre farm north of Pelandale Avenue, between Highway 99 and Costco, doubles as a Christmas tree lot in the winter. If approved by Stanislaus County supervisors on Tuesday evening, the plot would give way to a large store in the rear with a drive-through at the front and a shop or offices in between.
In all, the development would bring 107,000 square feet of buildings in phases over a dozen or so years.
Current zoning, allowing truck stops and motels, must be changed by county supervisors, a report reads.
County planning commissioners unanimously recommended approval in June.
Tuesday's meeting of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the basement chamber of Tenth Street Place, 1010 10th St., Modesto.