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278,700-square-foot addition will open in 2019
The 551,575-quare-foot CenterPoint Business Park building at Airport Way and Roth Road Penkse Logistics is operating as a distribution center for Lowe’s Home Improvement Centers. - photo by DENNIS WYATT

CenterPoint Properties is gearing up to add 278,700 square feet to the 551,575-square-foot distribution center Penske Logistics just opened up in north Manteca.

CenterPoint indicated the expansion will be completed in 2019 for the footprint that’s ultimately approved to be expanded up to 1.2 million square feet.

The business park is currently advancing plans for a third major distribution center of 746,790 square feet sandwiched between Penkse and 5.11 Tactical that is now 404,657 square feet and can be expanded to 539,057 square feet along Airport Way.

Center Point is also developing a 6.8 acre short-term storage lot for containers and trailers that are transferred to and from Union Pacific Railroad flat cars. It will accommodate 153 trailers and containers and will have a private railroad crossing to the UP intermodal facility.

Under the approved business park plans at least an additional 760,000 square feet of distribution center space can be built besides the ultimate footprint of the three structures. Several years ago Center Point projected they will ultimately invest $175 million in the business park to generate 600 permanent jobs.

CenterPoint acknowledged its next expansion in a news release Monday about the building leased to Penske Logistics being awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) Silver status based on U.S. Green Building Council standards.

The LEED strategies incorporated within the facility included:

Solar-Ready roof installation

High-efficiency LED interior and exterior lighting

Enhanced HVAC controls

Efficient building envelope

Erosion and Sedimentation Control (ESC) and Stormwater Pollution Prevention (SWPPP) measures, reducing stormwater runoff and sedimentation of local waterways

Preferred parking for low emitting and fuel efficient vehicles

Improved quality of stormwater runoff

Reduced heat island effect through installation of reflective roof membrane

Drought-tolerant landscaping and high-efficiency irrigation and controls

High efficiency plumbing fixtures

Completed fundamental commissioning to ensure proper design, installation, and operation of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and irrigation systems and controls

Purchased Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to offset 50% of the facility’s estimated energy use

Improved indoor air quality through increased ventilation

Implemented a construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan

Sourced low-emitting construction materials and finishes

 The project achieved:

53% energy cost savings

39% reduction in potable water use

30% recycled content in building materials

26% of building materials from regional sources 

73% of construction waste diverted from landfill

 The facility features include 100 exterior docks, 277 car parking positions and 310 trailer parking positions. 

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