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Spreckels Park project: Distribution center with 56 loading docks
ProLogis has bought one of the last two parcels in Spreckels Park to build a 304,390-square-foot distribution center.

A 304,120-square-foot distribution center will be built on one of the remaining vacant parcels in Spreckels Business Park.

Prologis —a San Francisco-based real estate company specializing in the space needs of the consumption side of the global supply chain — is pursing the project. The firm has more than $56 billion in assets.

The project is in the 400 block of Spreckels Avenue. It backs up to homes along Cowell Street in the Powers Tact neighborhood. To the south is American Modular while to the north are medical offices and J&M farm equipment.

There will be 8,000 square feet of office space included in the footprint. The building will have 56 truck loading docks on the north side of the building along with parking space for 63 truck trailers. The site will have 180 car parking spaces with some of those adjacent to a sound wall separating the property from nearby homes.

Two other long vacant parcels in Spreckels Park are moving forward with projects.

The City of Manteca has a permit application in review that is valued at $3 million for a 25,511-square-foot indoor sports facility at 450 Commerce Court behind Home Depot.

It is designed to serve as the go-to place for youth, high school and adult sports enthusiasts.

It will feature three full-size indoor basketball courts convertible to five volleyball courts. The facility could also be eventually used for other endeavors such as wrestling and indoor soccer.

The indoor sports complex will develop leagues for different sports teams that will be able to play in a dedicated facility designed for that purpose year round. Last year when the facility was before the Planning Commission the developer indicated he expected it to operate between 3 p.m. and midnight.

Work is now underway on the southwest corner of Commerce Court and Phoenix Drive for a car wash.

After those three projects are completed there will be only three “vacant parcels” left. One is land Frito-Lay is holding on the northeast corner Spreckels and Moffat for future expansion of its adjacent distribution center.

The second parcel adjacent to the historical plaza behind Chevron was sold to a Modesto investor who is planning on re-developing the site.

The final parcel is the storm retention basin on Commerce Court next to the Ford Small Parts Distribution Center that is in its natural state.

 Public comment on the environmental impact report for the Prologis project is now open through June 1 at 5 p.m.  The EIR document can be found at the city’s website in the Community Development/Planning Division page under the heading “Planning Division Documents”.


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