On Tuesday, the City of Oakley hosted a groundbreaking for the Contra Costa Logistics Center located at 6000 Bridgehead Road.
The groundbreaking had speakers which included Oakley Mayor Kevin Romick, County Supervisor Diane Burgis, Chemours Representative Greg Townsend and NorthPoint Representative Jed Momot.
The logistics center will be a 2-million-square-foot-projects from Kansas City based NorthPoint Development which will include light industrial, warehouse, distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, and light manufacturing space which is located on the former site of the DuPont Chemical plant.
According to the City, they have planned for development at the site since 2002 and it is now becoming a reality and is expected to generate 2,800 full and part-time jobs and bring in $388,4000 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.
NorthPoint Development has similar light manufacturing and distribution properties in 21 states with a client portfolio that includes Ford, Amazon and Adidas.
“This is a large-scale economic driver,” said John McMurray, the City of Oakley Community Development Director. “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.”
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.
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 build-out within four years.
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.
“We are thrilled to be starting construction this month on the Contra Costa Logistics Center in Oakley,” said Jed Momot, NorthPoint Development 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-commercial business to locate within the park.”
Two of the buildings have planned construction starting this month, with the three other buildings to follow at a later date. There is also unique characteristics such as rail service situated on the BNSF line and direct access onto Highway 160 to Highway.
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.”