Amazon and the city of Oakley will hold a scaled down ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning as the retail giant becomes the first tenant in the massive Contra Costa Logistics Center.
An Amazon delivery station will occupy 140,000 square feet of the new complex's Building 1.
Once construction on the rest 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.
"Delivery stations power the last mile of our order fulfillment process," said the company via a statement. "Packages are transported to delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment centers, are sorted, and then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers."
According to Eileen Hards, Amazon Operations Public Relation Specialist, the facility in Oakley will create over 100 full time and part time jobs.
Mayor Kevin Romick said last month 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.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The article has been corrected to reflect that the new building is a delivery station, not a distribution or fulfillment center.