A 1 million sq. ft. distribution center just starting construction will more than double the size of a new industrial complex on a former Air Force base in Victorville, Calif. Stirling Capital Investments plans to complete the new facility in December this year, adding it to four existing industrial buildings at Southern California Logistics Centre (SCLC).

The five buildings are part of a Phase I development plan that will bring 6.5 million sq. ft. of industrial space to a 350-acre section of the former George Air Force Base. All told, SCLC is planned to include 65 million sq. ft. of commercial space on 2,500 acres. The project is part of an 8,500-acre intermodal hub that includes a planned rail complex and Southern California Logistics Airport.

Stirling is the master developer for SCLC under a partnership agreement with the City of Victorville to redevelop the former George Air Force Base. When all phases are completed, the complex is anticipated to create more than 24,000 jobs and support another 18,500 jobs in the surrounding area.

“We remain bullish on the long-term growth of the Southern California industrial market and are confident users will be attracted to the economic benefits that SCLC offers,” says Brian Parno, vice president of Stirling. “With an abundant amount of land at SCLC, we have a unique opportunity to provide large-format buildings with excess truck capacity.”

The 1 million sq. ft. distribution facility is registered for LEED certification and will feature 32-foot clear heights, 179 dock doors, concrete truck courts, 328 parking stalls and approximately 405 additional trailer parking spaces.

CB Richard Ellis brokers Jay Dick, Darla Longo, Mark Latimer and Marc Santoro are marketing the Phase I facilities for Stirling Capital Investments.