Oakley Breaks Ground on New Logistics Center
A new day is dawning in the City of Oakley, California. With palpable excitement, the city recently announced that it has broken ground on the Oakley Logistics center. The 2-million-square-foot light industrial, warehouse, distribution, e‐commerce fulfillment, and light manufacturing center will be built by NorthPoint Development, based in Kansas.
The project is expected to generate 2,800 jobs and contribute $388,400 to the City’s General Fund each year. The East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District will get $420,000 per year in revenue.
“This is a large‐scale economic driver,” Community Development Director Josh McMurray said in a press release. “This is a catalyst not only for Oakley, but for the region. The amount of jobs and benefit to the county as a whole are just great.”
From the press release:
Plans call for five buildings to be constructed on 143 acres along the southwest portion of the site, with the additional 232 acres remaining natural.
Construction is underway following this week’s groundbreaking and a tenant for one full building has already been secured. NorthPoint hopes to finish the full buildout within four years.
As part of the project, NorthPoint Development will also complete roadway improvements on nearby streets including the intersections of Wilbur Avenue and Bridgehead Road and Bridgehead Road and Neroly Road, as well as alterations on Main Street at Empire Avenue and on Big Break Road at Main Street.
“We are thrilled to be starting construction this month on the Contra Costa Logistics Center in Oakley,” said Jed Momot, NorthPoint Development’s Chief Strategy Officer. “We believe the central location of Oakley being able to reach the population within the Bay Area and Northern California as well as the surplus of qualified labor will attract logistics, manufacturing, and e‐commerce businesses to locate within the park.
Momot went on to say that two buildings have planned construction starting this month, with the three other buildings to follow. He added that the project offers many unique characteristics such as rail service situated on the BNSF line and direct access onto Hwy 160 to Hwy 4.
Oakley Mayor Kevin Romick said that this new development will create a vital, long‐ awaited economic hub in Oakley.
“Since Oakley’s incorporation as a city 20 years ago, this property has been considered a key to job growth and a potential hub of industry,” said Mayor Romick. “To see this project come to fruition is so gratifying and exciting for the entire Oakley community.”