Birtcher Development Buys 20-Acre Site for Airport Distribution Center in San Bernardino


Located adjacent to the San Bernardino International Airport, The 406,710-square-foot speculative distribution center will feature an eight-inch slab and 40-foot clear heights, 65 dock-high doors, 167 trailer stalls, 259 auto parking spaces and two grade-level loading doors.

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. — Newport Beach, Calif.-based Birtcher Development has acquired a 20-acre land parcel fully entitled for the development of a speculative regional fulfillment and distribution center. The seller, 6th Street LLC, sold the site for $17.6 million. Birtcher plans to break ground on the project this spring with completion slated for fourth-quarter 2021.

Designed by Irvine, Calif.-based HPA Architecture, the 406,710-square-foot facility will feature an eight-inch slab and 40-foot clear heights, resulting in 16 to 20 percent more pallet positions than a typical 36-foot warehouse. Additionally, the building will include 65 dock-high doors, 167 designated trailer stalls in a secured concrete truck yard, 259 auto parking spaces and two grade-level loading doors. Power for the site includes 4,000 AMP service (2,000 AMPs installed), 2.5 percent parabolic skylights and 100,000 kW/h/year of solar power that will be ready for tenant use.

Located within the Inland Empire, the parcel is located on Sixth Street between Lankershim and Sterling avenues, three blocks from the San Bernardino International Airport and accessible to interstates 10 and 215. Additionally, the property is two blocks form a planned $200 million air cargo logistics center that will house up to 16 aircraft and generate nearly 4,000 jobs.

Eloy Covarrubias, Joe Werdein and Jeff Fritch of CBRE are handling leasing for the facility. Darla Longo, Barbara Perrier, Rebecca Perlmutter, Brett Hartzell, Eric Cox, Eloy Covarrubias, Jeff Fritch and Joe Werdein of CBRE brokered the land acquisition.

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