River Islands

  • Lathrop, California
  • The Cambay Group

There is an evolution of the master planned community taking place: larger-scaled and more balanced communities that comprise all the elements of a healthy community, access to amenities, retail and services, jobs, and education.

Stretching across nearly 5,000 acres of formerly flood-prone land now protected by an impressive network of super levees, the new master planned community River Islands will ultimately be home to nearly 30,000 residents in Lathrop, California. Unlike the previous generation of master planned communities, the community connects to its neighboring metropolitan areas—San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Sacramento—via the ACE (Altamont Commuter Express) Train that in turn connects to the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) system. When fully built-out, it will likely triple the population of Lathrop.

As Lathrop lacks an identifiable, thriving town center, River Islands will also address that need. There is both a state-of-the-art business campus that is now in planning and downtown retail that is now in design. It already has a ballpark, Islander’s Field, that regularly hosts sports tournaments and even recently used by the Oakland A's farm. It also features extensive soccer fields that regularly host tournaments as well. Because of how early in the build-out these amenities have been completed, they not only serve the current residents, but it draws potential residents into the community for the approximately 11,000 residences that will be built over the next twenty or so years.

Combining all the best parts of the California Delta’s outdoor lifestyle, over 18 miles of riverfront trails for bicycling and pedestrian use and 11 miles of lakefront access, connect neighborhoods to acres of parks and lakes, two town centers, seven schools, an employment center, and a future Valley Link train station. As neighborhoods emerge one by one, a true community is being built, based around a shared vision of a green, healthy, sustainable future.

Project Specs

Site Area:4,905 acres
Number of Units:6,700

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