OAKLEY (CBS SF) -- Amazon will become the first tenant in the massive Contra Costa Logistics Center in Oakley, city officials announced Thursday afternoon.
An Amazon fulfillment center will occupy 150,000 square feet of the new complex's Building 1.
While city officials made the announcement Thursday, a formal announcement and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Oct. 7.
Once construction of the complex is completed within the next four years, it will be home to a variety of light industrial and logistics uses in five buildings totaling 2 million square feet of space. City officials said the complex will provide nearly 2,000 jobs.
Mayor Kevin Romick said Thursday that the center will be a major economic development engine for eastern Contra Costa County in the years to come.
Construction began in January on the 143-acre commercial project.
It is being built on land once occupied, from 1955 to 1998, by DuPont, which operated a chemical plant there.
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