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12,013 more housing units
If all built would push population to 100,000
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Workers frame a home in Union Ranch East on Friday. - photo by HIME ROMERO
There are enough finished, approved, and proposed lots for single family homes and apartment complexes to push Manteca’s population to near the 100,000 mark.

There are lots for 12,013 various housing units at various stages.

That includes:

• 470 finished lots that are ready for the building of homes.

• 4,203 lots and 463 apartment units that are entitled which means they have passed the approval process and are ready for grading and infrastructure improvements when the economy improves.

• 4,227 pending lots and 2,650 pending apartment units that are in various stages of the approval process at City Hall.

If all of the housing units are developed, it would add an estimated 28,831 residents to the existing population of just under 70,000 people.

The bulk of the housing units would be south of the Highway 120 Bypass.

City Manager Steve Pinkerton during a mid-year review noted the activity involving proposed projects is significantly higher than surrounding cities reflecting the development community’s bullish outlook on Manteca as the economy improves.

All work city staff does to review the projects is being paid for by the private sector and often is hundreds of thousands of dollars depending upon the size and scope of a project.

Manteca in 2010 dominated the Northern San Joaquin Valley new housing market with 345 homes built. It marked the third year that Manteca housing starts and new home sales led San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties based on information obtained from the building departments of various cities. It was the second year the number of starts topped 300 housing units.

The next closest city in San Joaquin County for 2010 with 138 housing starts was Lathrop. Stockton was next at 108 homes started and then Tracy with 18 starts.

Modesto in 2010 had 37 housing starts.