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Business park: Lathrop OKs another 3M square feet

Earlier this year the Lathrop Planning Commission – and ultimately, the Lathrop City Council – signed off on a 10-building light industrial development that will turn what was once agricultural farmland along the Highway 120 Bypass into one of the largest business parks in the area. 

And on Wednesday, they did the same thing again – giving the green light to the Phelan Development Group to move on to the next phase of approvals for the development of 171-acres of property to the north of the Bypass near the Yosemite Avenue Interchange. 

With the recent election of two planning commissioners to the Lathrop City Council, the body voted unanimously – 3-0 – to approve the initial site plan review that will allow for the construction of 10 concrete tilt-up buildings totaling just over 3 million square feet of warehouse space. 

According to the staff report prepared for the item, the project will be constructed in three phases with the first consisting of two buildings – one at 381,550 square-feet in size and the other at 608,800 square feet in size – that will provide access to vehicle and truck parking to meet the demand of nearly 1 million square-feet of space that will be added to the city’s growing list of industrial buildings. 

The second phase, which will include a building at 473,800 square-feet and another at 416,575 square-feet, will also include the same requirements for truck and vehicle parking – bringing the first to phases to 1.8 million square feet of additional space. The first for buildings slated for construction would be built on roughly 90 acres of the total property, leaving the remaining six buildings for the approximately 80 acres that remains. 

When the Phelan Development, known as the Lathrop Gateway Business Park, is included with the South Lathrop Commerce Center on the other side the Bypass, Lathrop is set to have nearly 6.5 million square-feet of new warehouse buildings added with those two projects – the larger of the two on the south side set to include at least three buildings in excess of 1 million square-feet each, while the Phelan development has a slightly smaller but more uniform size dispersion. 

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.