Major plans to redevelop the Twain Harte Village Shopping Center will be the subject of a public workshop hosted next week by the Tuolumne County Community Development Department.

The meeting is scheduled to take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the Twain Harte Community Center, 18775 Manzanita Drive in Twain Harte, where the community will be able to get more information about the proposed project and ask questions.

Among the changes being proposed are the phased development of 54 apartments, a new retail building, dog park, playground, water fountain, and exercise park at the center, which is currently anchored by Twain Harte Market.

A revised stakeholder notification released by the county in October listed the project applicants as Howard Schindler and Saul Gevertz.

In January 2022, Schindler discussed plans for redeveloping the center with The Union Democrat as rumors swirled in the Twain Harte community about the center’s future. He said at the time that there was a growing demand for housing in the area.

Several retail and office spaces at the center have become vacant in recent years, as well.

The project would require the county to approve an amendment to the county General Plan changing the 8.5-acre property’s land-use designation from general commercial to mixed use, a zoning change, and associated development permits.

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