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Tru by Hilton Hotel may be built in Lathrop

Could the City of Lathrop be getting a new hotel?

When the Lathrop City Council meets next week to discuss the city’s business they will examine a proposal from a local development company seeking 15 wastewater interceptor service units for a potential Tru by Hilton Hotel that may be located at 161 E. Louise Avenue – offering to pay $126,990 for the rights that will allow for the hotel to be hooked up to the city’s sewer discharge system.

Lousie Avenue Partners, the developers of the proposed hotel, has already formally submitted a letter of interest to the city for purchase of the ISUs, and has a formal project application already submitted to the Community Development Department that is under review. The firm has also paid the administrative fee associated with the transfer request.

The cost of the units, if approved by the council, will be deposited in the sewer connection fund and used to pay back the general fund which fronted the cost to help build the Manteca Water Quality Control Facility.

The hotel project itself, once the proposal submitted to the city meets all of the city’s requirements for development, would then be referred to the Lathrop Planning Commission for approval.

The four-story, 79-room hotel currently has 30 ISUs already allocated, but needs the remaining 15 in order for completely development to occur.

Tru is a new Hilton Hotel brand, founded in January of 2016 to compete with Comfort Inn and La Quinta – operated as a franchise through the popular hotel chain. A mid-scale hotel option, Tru hotels have already opened in markets such as Dallas, Houston, Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, Portland, Boise, and Nashville, and the Lathrop site would predominantly serve I-5 motorists passing through the community as well as local business travelers utilizing Hilton’s hotel rewards program.

The company will have 30 days from council approval to cover the cost of the ISUs, and building permits must be acquired within one year of the issuance date or the city reserves the right to cancel the sale and refund the money to the developer.

The Lathrop City Council meets on the second Monday of the month at Lathrop City Hall – located at 390 Towne Centre Drive – at 7 p.m. For additional information, or to obtain a copy of the upcoming agenda, visit the City of Lathrop’s website at

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.