It was an exciting day for Oakley and the entire Eastern Contra Costa County community as the ribbon was cut on the brand new Amazon fulfillment facility at the Oakley Logistics Center. (See related article)
The Amazon fulfillment center will occupy the 150,000‐square‐foot Building #1 at the Contra Costa Logistics Center Complex. 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.
“Today is a special day in the history of our young city,” said Mayor Kevin Romick, who added that bringing quality jobs to East County is vitally important.
“Oakley is home to some of the last affordable housing in the Bay Area and there is a jobs‐to‐housing imbalance that leads to some of the longest communities in the Bay Area,” said Romick. “But change is coming. We’ve drawn the spotlight to East Contra Costa County and to Oakley in particular. We truly appreciate Amazon’s confidence in their site selection and the opportunity we have here.”
The developer of the Oakley Logistics Center is NorthPoint Development and NorthPoint project manager Joel Schrenk helped cut the ribbon Wednesday morning, along with Mayor Romick, Vice Mayor Sue Higgins, and Oakley Councilmembers Claire Alaura and Michael Krieg
“It’s incredible to think how far we’ve come,” said Shrenk, adding that ground was only broken on the state‐of‐the‐art facility at this beginning of 2020.
During a brief outdoor tour of the facility, Shrenk explained that the fulfillment center is a “last mile” facility for Amazon, expediting shipping for same‐day and possibly even faster transactions.
“It has truly been a joy to work hand‐in‐hand with the City of Oakley and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership,” said Shrenk.