The Madera County Local Agency Formation Commission has approved two separate land annexation requests made by the City of Chowchilla, adding hundreds of acres to the city’s footprint.
The approvals mark the largest land annexations in Chowchilla’s history and qualifies as the second largest in Madera County history, city officials said in a news release. “We are laying the groundwork to bring new businesses to our area to create much needed jobs,” said Chowchilla’s mayor, Janan Hebert. “But the important thing is that we maintain and preserve our way of life, which is wonderful and unique to Chowchilla. These annexations allow us to help create jobs that are badly needed in our region.”
The larger of the two annexations is 1,509 acres, and is located south of town. The boundaries extend from the Chowchilla city limits to the southern boundary of Highway 152, the news release said. The eastern boundary is Highway 99 with the western boundary ending at Road 16. This is the area where the city’s new General Plan envisions industrial and commercial uses.
The smaller of the two annexations is 410 acres west of town. The northern boundary is the Ash Slough. The southern boundary extends to Avenue 24 1/2. The eastern boundary is the city limit. The western boundary ends at Road 14...