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City of Oakley Hosts Ribbon Cutting Event For Amazon Fulfillment Center

by ECT

On Wednesday, the City of Oakley held its ribbon cutting for the first tenant of the Contra Costa Logistics Center as Amazon is set to operate its fulfillment center.

During a scaled back ribbon cutting ceremony, Oakley Councilpersons and the developer talked briefly about the project and the amount of jobs it will bring to the area.

Mayor Kevin Romick stated Wednesday that in an event such as this, normally they would have a large crowd but were limited due to COVID-19 precautions, but looked forward to the future jobs this facility would bring.

“Today is a very special day in our relatively young city, just over 9 months ago we were here with North Point Development with shovels in our hands breaking ground on this facility and to transform this jobless community to one with significant employment opportunities,” stated Romick. “This first building, the fist or five to come will be occupied by Amazon. We truly appreciate Amazon in their confidence of their site selection and their investment in our community and we look forward to a growing relationship.”

Romick also hinted Amazon may be looking at other sites in the area in the near future.

According to the city, the Amazon Fulfillment Center will occupy the 150,000-square-foot Building #1 at the Contra Costa Logistics Center Complex located at 6000 Bridgehead Road. Once the project is complete (which is anticipated within four years) five buildings, totaling 2 million-square-feet will house a variety of light industrial and logistics uses, providing nearly 2,000 jobs to the community.

Back in January, the city held a groundbreaking on the complex.

According to the City, they have planned for development at the site since 2002 and is expected to bring in $388,400 annually to the city’s General Fund. It will also make a contribution of $420,000 per year in revenue for the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District once its completed.

The city says the plan calls for five buildings to be constructed on a 143-acres along the southwest portion of the site, with the additional 232 acres remaining natural.

The project will also provide several roadway improvements in the following areas:

  • Wilbur Avenue and Bridghead Road
  • Bridgehead Road and Neroly Road
  • Main Street and Empire
  • Big Break Road at Main Street.

In January, Oakley mayor Kevin Romick said 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 Romick. “To see this project come to fruition is so gratifying and exciting for the entire Oakley community.”

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noonecares Oct 7, 2020 - 3:50 pm

DoesDoes no one care about this. I see no comments. Everyone around here seems to cry about fascism or tyranny depending upon their political orientation, and yet no one sees the tyranny of a company like Amazon. Tracking your every move your every breath telling you how long you can go to the bathroom making you race against robots like in the John Henry of lore. Not even Stalin himself could have imagined such a tyrannical system and yet we will all submit for the short-term benefits jobs and home deliveries. Shame on us all and may God have mercy on our souls.

Robert C. Oct 7, 2020 - 7:10 pm

If you don’t like Amazon, then don’t work for it and don’t purchase from it. Others may not share your opinion.

JC Oct 8, 2020 - 6:27 pm

Lots of stupid people in this area thinking they are getting a good deal. Instead, they are getting shit!

Erica, the Viking Queen Oct 7, 2020 - 10:28 pm

I have never purchased anything from AMAZON nor do I intend to. All they sell is JUNK! Jeff Bozo pretty much ruined the retail industry which cost a lot of people their job. Now, he is going to pay peanuts to these people who have no skills do anything but pack this junk and can’t make a livable wage. Before very long, these people will be replaced with robots.

Lorraine Oct 8, 2020 - 2:17 am

I wouldn’t get anything from that crook Bezos if he paid me!

Robert C. Oct 8, 2020 - 7:49 am

There’s much to dislike about Amazon. But your assertion that “all they sell is junk” is factually false. Assuming that your statement is true that “they pay peanuts to people who have no skills”, which is better for those people: to earn “peanuts” (something) or to earn nothing? At least a “peanuts” job is a step up on the earnings ladder.

Sorcerer Oct 8, 2020 - 1:59 pm

People actually buy that crap? This is mind-boggling!

Terry Wilde Oct 10, 2020 - 9:43 pm

That arrow under the word AMAZON looks like a penis! But then, remember that Jeff Bezos was sending pictures of his to that ugly girlfriend of his. The one with her face injected full of BOTOX!

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