Seaport Logistics Complex
Summary: The 185-acre Seaport Logistics Complex will provide distribution facilities next to the Port’s marine terminals, cutting supply chain time and costs. It will include a rail terminal, warehouses, distribution facilities, and improvements to road and utility infrastructure.
Benefits: The Complex will provide logistics facilities inside the Port’s footprint, cutting supply chain time and costs.
Project details: The Port of Oakland and CenterPoint Properties broke ground on CenterPoint Landing, a key component of the Seaport Logistics Complex on October 11, 2019. CenterPoint Landing will be a 460,000 square-foot logistics facility located at the site of the former Oakland Army Base. The Port said the facility will enhance logistics in the region by reducing truck travel times, distance and cost, and provide living-wage jobs for Oakland residents.
“We’re transforming this area into a logistics hub with excellent rail and highway access,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll. “This project enhances the Port’s reach as a global gateway.”
The Port and CenterPoint celebrated the start of construction on CenterPoint Landing with community partners including: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Oakland City Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, and Port Commission President Ces Butner. The event was hosted by CenterPoint Senior Vice President of Development William Lu.
CenterPoint’s $60 million project will anchor a logistics campus planned for about 180 acres at the decommissioned Oakland Army Base. CenterPoint will construct and manage the first building at the campus. The Port inherited the property 15 years ago and has been planning for its use since that time. CenterPoint plans to lease the building to tenants engaged in cargo transportation or logistics.
The facility will be built to LEED standards and be prepped for electric vehicle charging stations. The project also involved a groundbreaking jobs policy that prioritizes employing workers from nearby neighborhoods to work in living-wage warehouse jobs. The policy includes priority consideration for disadvantaged workers along with a ban on asking applicants about prior criminal offenses.
The Seaport Logistics Complex is in the heart of the Port, off Maritime Street, near Oakland’s Outer Harbor. It’s being developed right next to the Port’s $100 million rail yard.
CenterPoint said the project would also provide sustainable and economic benefits including:
- eliminating truck trips resulting in reduced waste and construction traffic;
- implementing measures to enhance future warehouse working life and safety such as enhanced indoor air quality;
- allowance for rooftop solar panels; and
- using environmentally sustainable construction materials and methodologies.