Logistics Facility to Break Ground at Oakland

The Port of Oakland and CenterPoint Properties broke ground on CenterPoint’s new 466,830 square-foot logistics facility at the former Oakland Army Base. Viewed as a centerpiece project within the port’s Seaport Logistics Complex, the new facility is expected to decrease truck travel and offer living-wage jobs for Oakland residents. The development represents more than $60 million in investment in Oakland’s future. “The facility will be built to LEED standards and be prepped for electric vehicle charging stations,” said the port. “CenterPoint worked with the Port and the community to sign a groundbreaking jobs policy that prioritizes employing workers from nearby neighborhoods to work in living-wage warehouse jobs. This will provide a pathway to good jobs and help curb economic inequality.”
By Karen Robes Meeks