Just think: more than 80,000 well-trained workers cross the Altamont Pass from San Joaquin County to work in Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area jobs every day.
River Islands in Lathrop offers Bay Area businesses an opportunity to take advantage of this thriving labor pool by moving their offices, R&D facilities or training campuses quickly, efficiently and affordably to the most Bay Area-proximate corner of San Joaquin County—a place where their workers already live, thereby eliminating the commute and the attendant problems of high-cost, hard-to-find housing in the inner core of the San Francisco Bay Area.
River Islands is the one of California’s premier mixed-use master planned communities, with a shovel-ready 350-acre business park, a robust builder program providing a range of housing types at appealing price points, developer-built charter schools, parks, trails, riverfront and lakeside recreation, and a community-based lifestyle.
At a time when Bay Area businesses are seeking to attract and retain trained employees, moving a business to River Islands accomplishes many of the key goals of a successful relocation, foremost of which is that it provides the solution to the Bay Area’s jobs-housing imbalance. River Islands believes that the size and scope of our mixed-use master plan has the power to change people’s lives. River Islands wants to change the way people work, live and play, by creating a community where people can commute to work by bicycle after riding with their children to technology-focused charter schools. During their breaks, they can enjoy a run along the San Joaquin River, and after work, meet friends for a drink at a lakeside restaurant after kayaking in one of the community’s many lakes.
The owner and developer of River Islands is the privately-held Cambay Group which has invested almost 30 years in assembling and entitling one of the largest land holdings under single ownership in the state. We are part of Somerston Holdings International (Somerston.com), a 150 year-old company with assets around the world. Our decision making process is thorough, yet flexible.
The River Islands business campus is shovel ready, and the City of Lathrop is committed to a streamlined permitting process rarely seen in California. Several Fortune 500 companies have major facilities in Lathrop, including Tesla Motors. In fact, the City is so friendly to business that when Tesla first approached the City to locate a manufacturing plant in Lathrop, approvals were processed within 48 hours.