City asks public’s help in determining future of armory building

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The City of Turlock is seeking the public’s input on what direction to take with the recently-vacated armory building near Soderquist Field.

The California Military Department entered into an agreement with the City of Turlock in 1963 to lease property at 1040 Flower St. for the purpose of building and maintaining an armory for the national guard. Fifty-three years into a 99-year lease agreement, the military notified the City in 2016 that they would be vacating the property.

Four years after the notification, the national guard finally left the property last spring and now the City of Turlock has to decide what to do with the decades-old building and the surrounding property. The City Council decided at their Aug. 11 meeting to seek the public’s input on what happens next to the Flower Street location through a call for letters of interest.

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