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147-space truck trailer parking lot proposed
Lathrop Planning
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With Lathrop’s emergence as a commercial transit hub for a variety of different companies, one local developer is trying to provide a much-needed service for local truck operators – parking.

When the Lathrop Planning Commission meets on Wednesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. inside of Lathrop City Hall – located at 390 Towne Centre Drive – they will discuss the possibility of approving the creating 147 new trailer parking spots on a 6.7-acre lot near the intersection of Louise and McKinley Avenues.

The site – which will front Louise Avenue – will specialize in providing parking not for commercial trucks, but the trailers that they typically haul.

With millions of square feet of warehouse and light industrial buildings in the pipeline, the project serves a need for the business community and the independent owner-operators that serve it.

And if approved by the planning commission, the project will bring much-needed improvements to the area.

As one of the conditions of approval set in the staff report, the section of Louise Avenue along the front of the business – which will be located at 2001 E. Louise Avenue – will include curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and landscaping.

The Lathrop Planning Commission typically meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Lathrop City Hall – located at 390 Towne Centre Drive. This will be the first time since March that the commission has meet, and only the third time this year.

While the Crossroads development along I-5 south of Louise Avenue helped establish Lathrop as a viable commercial distribution option, the city has two additional massive projects under development that will bring more than a dozen new warehouse buildings to serve the community and the growing sectors throughout Northern California.

More than 5 million square feet of warehouse space is being constructed as part of the South Lathrop Specific Plan – a project that includes the 1.2 million square foot Wayfair building – while the Lathrop Gateway Project on the other side of the Highway 120 Bypass will provide a similar amount of space once fully built-out.

Providing ample truck parking has been a contentious issue for the Lathrop City Council in the past and prompted a deep review of places in town where trucks can park without interrupting the flow of traffic or posing a hazard.

For additional information visit the City of Lathrop’s website at

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.