By 2022 Lathrop could have its second high school.
And it could end up being built without a dime of state money.
On Thursday night, representatives from the River Islands Technology Academy Board of Trustees met with representatives from the Banta Elementary School District to discuss the construction of a new high school in the master planned community that will eventually serve up to ...
River Islands will write $100 million check to build Lathrop's 2nd high school.
A massive departure from the current development patterns in the Northern San Joaquin Valley to provide housing for the job-rich Bay Area could be triggered by Valley Link — the rail system that will initially connect Lathrop and Tracy to the BART station in Pleasanton-Dublin.
River Islands at Lathrop, where the Lathrop station would be placed, is seeking a general plan amendment to allow the creation of a robust transit village complete with...
PHOTO LEFT: An Example of a transit village in Plano, Texas
River Islands plan tied to Valley Link trains would be a SJ first
River Islands at Lathrop is being developed on the southeastern most “island” of nearly 60 land tracts reclaimed from the vast San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta marshland created by nature.
The first levee was put in place by pioneers in 1850 to allow them to farm the rich soil. The last levee that helped create more than 700 miles of winding waterways — of which 18 miles surround River Islands — was finished in 1930.
Back in the 1990s before homes were built to the west of...