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.
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.”