The Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) in the High Desert city of Victorville is nearly 100 percent leased, prompting the airport to determine its next growth areas. Since becoming SCLA in 1999, the City of Victorville has overseen the build-out and leasing of approximately 3.5 msf of industrial space at SCLA. Phase Two of the City’s industrial growth plan for the airport involves attracting build-to-suit tenants to continue the development of this growing industrial and aerospace hub.
Milestones of SCLA’s industrial growth began with its first major industrial transaction in February 2001, with a 22-acre ground lease to the High Desert Power Project to construct a $350 mil, 750-megawatt power generating facility. From there, SCLA attracted a 13.5-acre ground lease with General Electric in 2002; a 450k sf lease with Newell Rubbermaid in 2007; four build-to-suit hangar projects for Leading Edge Aviation Services, Pratt Whitney, FedEx and Victorville Aerospace in 2007; and a 300k sf lease with Plastipak Packaging in 2009.
In 2010, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group completed the construction of its 850k sf manufacturing and warehouse facility at SCLA to serve the company’s entire West Coast beverage-consuming demand. In 2011, M&M/Mars relocated its refrigerated candy warehouse operation to approximately 500k sf of building space at SCLA.
Recent development at SCLA has included a 500k sf lease with United Furniture Industries in 2012 and a 100k sf lease with The Boeing Company in 2013.
Upon the successful leasing of nearly 100 percent of SCLA’s industrial and hangar space, SCLA’s launch of this next phase of industrial development represents another milestone in the City of Victorville’s growth. The next phase involves identifying build-to-suit opportunities for new users, both inside and outside of the airfield fence.
The City of Victorville is home to the Southern California Logistics Airport and is located approximately 90 miles northeast of Los Angeles with convenient access to major interstates, railways, trucking routes and international airports, making it one of Southern California’s most significant logistics hubs.