Stirling Development Marks Milestone for 370 SF Industrial Facility

The 47 percent pre-leased building is part of Southern California Logistics Airport, an 8,500-acre multimodal freight transportation hub.
Rendering of Distribution Centre 18, SCLA
Rendering of Distribution Centre 18, SCLA

Stirling Development celebrated another construction milestone at Southern California Logistics Airport when the walls were set in place on Distribution Centre 18. The 370,023-square-foot industrial facility is slated for completion this summer and is already 47 percent preleased to Plastipak Packaging Inc., while a second tenant is in talks for the remainder of the property. Jay Dick of CBRE is handling leasing on behalf of the developer.

Situated on 19.37 acres at the southeast corner of Phantom West and George Boulevard in Victorville, Calif., DC 18 will include 53 dock-high doors, two ground-level doors, 32-foot clear height, green building design features, 186 auto stalls, 75 truck stalls, a fenced yard, and on-site property management. The facility is minutes from I-15 and Route 39 and is less than 100 miles from the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

“When fully occupied, Distribution Centre 18 is anticipated to generate approximately 200 new jobs and an estimated total of 700 ancillary jobs within the region,” said San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood in a prepared statement.

The under-construction facility is part of SCLA, an 8,500-acre multimodal freight transportation hub, which includes a 2,500-acre commercial and industrial complex entitled for 60 million square feet of development in Victorville.

Plastipak currently occupies approximately 312,000 square feet within SCLA, including two small warehouse locations and one 296,490-square-foot manufacturing facility. The manufacturer’s expansion to DC 18 in July will extend its leased occupancy to more than 486,000 square feet at SCLA.

“The High Desert has virtually no vacant Class A industrial space which is further validated by the preleasing of DC 18. SCLA can provide big box lease opportunities in the $.30-.32 triple-net range which is two-thirds the cost of facilities in the greater Inland Empire,” said Stirling Development CEO Dougall Agan in prepared remarks. 

Other SCLA tenants include Arden Cos., Boeing, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Exel Logistics, Fastenal, FedEx, General Electric, Leading Edge, Newell Brands, ComAv, Pratt & Whitney, Red Bull, Sparkletts, Solar City Corp. and United Furniture Industries. SCLA is anticipated to create more than 24,000 jobs and support another 18,500 jobs in the surrounding area.

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