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Parking for 121 trucks may get OK near Bypass & W. Yosemite

There are two vacant parcels within the Lathrop city limits on West Yosemite Avenue in the shadow of the 120 Bypass. 

And if the Lathrop Planning Commission grants the extension being sought by the property owner, the parcels could eventually become either a self-storage business or a truck parking yard – adding to the burgeoning development currently exploding in Lathrop. 

The Lathrop Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. at Lathrop City Hall located at 390 Towne Centre Drive. 

According to the staff report, the two parcels are proposed for either a 103,317 square-foot self-storage facility consisting of five buildings ranging in size from 6,500 square feet to almost 34,000 square feet constructed in two phases, or a 121 truck and trailer parking facility that includes a 4,000 square foot shop and an additional 4,000 square feet of space that could be constructed as part of a second phase. 

While the site plan was previously approved by the commission in 2011, the application before the commission on Wednesday is for a one-year extension to allow for the new property owner to take the time to pursue development options before submitting final plans. 

As part of the proposal, staff is recommending an additional condition of approval that will help shield the property from traffic along the 120 Bypass – which has become a major corridor for development in Lathrop over the course of the last two years. By utilizing a series of specific trees planning in columnar rows, city staff feels that the use of the property as a commercial vehicle storage yard would be adequately shielded from passing motorists. 

For additional information on the item, or to obtain a copy of the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting, visit the City of Lathrop’s website at 

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.