Logistics Center Breaks Ground, Anticipated To Be “Job Magnet”

Ground broke Tuesday on a five-building, 143-acre commercial project with light industrial, warehouse, distribution, e-commerce “fulfillment” and light manufacturing that one local official hailed as a regional “job magnet.”

The Contra Costa Logistics Center, a 2-million-square-foot project to be built on land that from 1955 until 1998 was home to a DuPont chemical plant, is being built by Kansas City-based NorthPoint Development.

An undisclosed tenant that will occupy one full building has already been secured, and that business could be up and running by summer, according to Jed Momot, NorthPoint’s chief strategy officer.

City and county officials are optimistic this development will eventually host 1,900 full-time jobs, in addition to almost 500 expected jobs from local supporting businesses and another 725 construction jobs. Plans call for the NorthPoint project to take up 143 acres along the southwest portion of the site; an additional 232 acres would remain open.

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