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Lathrop pay limit number pf hotels it will allow in city
Fairfield Inn
This 97-room Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott is now under construction in the Mossdale Village area near Nationwide Fleet Powersports and the strip mall next to Thrive Church. R

As one of the fastest growing cities in California, growth has been a big part of Lathrop’s recent past – from the massive warehouses to the thousands of new homes that have gone in.

But Lathrop’s planners and elected officials are now beginning to wonder – is development going a little bit too well in some areas?

Tonight, the Lathrop Planning Commission will hold a special meeting to consider an ordinance that would cap the number of hotels in specific segments of the city to prevent all currently available land from getting snapped up by hotel chains looking to expand their footprint along the growing corridor.

The Lathrop Planning Commission – which typically meets on the third Wednesday of every month at Lathrop Hall, located at 390 Towne Centre Drive, at 6 p.m. – will meet tonight inside of the council chambers at City Hall to consider the change to the city’s development code.

According to the staff report prepared for the commission, the proposed ordinance would cap the total number of hotels across specific areas of town – the Central Lathrop area near Lathrop High School, Mossdale Village, Mossdale Village South, and Mossdale Village East – to a total of six.

According  to the report prepared for the Lathrop City Council earlier this year, there are already three hotels – a 97-room Fairfield Inn by Marriott on Manthey Road, a 97-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott on Golden Valley Parkway, and a 112-room Homewood Suites by Hilton on Golden Valley Parkway – that have already been approved, and a 93-room Home2Suites by Hilton is currently in the permit application process.

In Central Lathrop – the land around Lathrop High School all the way to the Mossdale Development – hotels are permitted uses and do not require special approval from the city while hotels located within the Mossdale area will require a conditional use permit.

That means that if the fourth hotel is formally approved, there will be able to be two more constructed on the west side of I-5 between the city limits and River Islands.

For additional information, or to obtain a copy of the staff report prepared for the special planning commission meeting, visit the City of Lathrop’s website at

To contact Bulletin reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.