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Home Depot plans major distribution center expansion
Two projects adding 266 Lathrop apartments
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Home Depot is pursuing a major expansion of its Lathrop distribution center while developers are preparing to build 266 apartment units.
Earlier this week the Lathrop City Council received an update on economic development in the community and learned that Home Depot, which maintains a distribution warehouse as part of the cluster that includes Tesla, Del Monte and JC Penney, has proposed a 176,000-square foot addition to the existing warehouse building that would also add an additional 101 trailer parking spaces and 46 new dock doors to allow for expansion of operations.
The project is currently in building permit plan check.
McDonald’s, which recently rebuilt its restaurant on Louise Avenue, has also submitted an application for a minor site plan review to add additional parking after acquiring some adjacent land. According to the proposal, the update would increase the site size by approximately 10,000 square feet and add 25 additional parking spaces.
And while single-family housing is and will remain a major economic force in Lathrop for years to come, the city also has three separate apartment projects coming on-line that will help provide housing options for the growing community.
The overhaul of the abandoned O Street Apartments – that were a haven of drug use and crime during their run – is currently in the building permit plan check phase, and would complete the remainder of the apartments that weren’t renovated during a recent facelift that transformed the external appearance and will remove a long-standing eyesore for residents nearby.
Staff is also working on a minor site plan review to modify an existing site plan from 2007 for the Fairfield Apartments to construct the Mossdale Landing Apartments – replacing garages which were outlined in the original plan with carports, reducing the number of apartment buildings from 11 to 10 and cutting down on the number of apartment units from 208 to 204. Those plans are currently being reviewed.
Also on the docket are the Towne Centre Apartments – a 62-unit multi-family development including commercial store fronts located in the Mossdale area. The project itself will consist of three, 3-story buildings with units ranging in size from 825 square feet to 1,127 square feet. Staff is currently processing the application for that project.

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.