North Richmond, Calif. – County and private-sector leaders are set to break ground on the 29.4-acre site (located at 155 Parr Blvd.) of a cutting-edge fulfillment center project that has the nation’s fastest transition to zero-emission trucks.
Master developer Scannell Properties Inc. and North Richmond-based Overaa Construction worked with Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia and County Public Works and Planners to design the 325,000 square-foot project, which will serve the region with a fleet of clean vehicles. The two warehouse fulfillment structures are expected to open in mid-2023, with the truck fleet mandated to be one-third zero-emission upon opening and 100% zero-emission within 5 years after opening.
“This project requires all operations on-site to be zero emissions and mandates that the truck fleet housed at the center be zero-emissions within 5 years. These are the most stringent zero-emission requirements of any fulfillment center warehouse in the nation and will help protect the surrounding community from harmful diesel emissions,” said Supervisor Gioia, one of the state’s leading advocates for clean air and a Bay Area Air Quality Management District Boardmember.
In addition to the nation’s highest clean air standards, Scannell and the County also agreed on conditions to ensure the project includes off-site roadway enhancements, traffic calming infrastructure to prevent trucks from entering residential communities, and an investment of $500,000 into a solar energy project to benefit the North Richmond community.
“Scannell is proud to be breaking ground on this innovative logistics project in North Richmond. This is a true win-win outcome that allows for job generation and critical movement of goods, while protecting neighboring communities and our environment. This project is the result of years of hard work and collaboration between Supervisor Gioia and Scannell,” said Mac Carlsen, Development Manager, Scannell Properties.
FedEx is expected to be the major tenant at the new site. A new, zero-emission heavy-duty truck will be on hand at the groundbreaking. The event will have striking visuals, including the zero-emission truck and other clean tech infrastructure.