Picture a modern-looking Galt with 2,600 upscale homes for people 55 years and older dotted with a golf course and trails leading to Laguna Creek. Add some new stores, restaurants and perhaps some motels dotting the landscape on both sides of Highway 99 from Twin Cities Road and Arno Road. Not to mention some businesses on the west side of the freeway from Twin Cities Road to the Live Oak Avenue.
These are just dreams, but the Galt City Council could end up boosting its population all the way to 50,000 within 20 years. That's assuming an annual growth rate of 3.4 percent, Principal Planner Sandra Kiriu said.