SCLA Buildout Continues

VICTORVILLE — The largely occupied Southern California Logistics Airport is going to boast a new industrial building on 22 acres that will help provide additional space to accommodate demand, a joint venture company announced Monday.

Stirling Capital Investment said the city of Victorville has approved the entitlement for the company to build the industrial facility, which will comprise roughly 450,000 square feet for warehousing, distribution, assembly or manufacturing.

“We are excited to report that SCLA is seeing continued demand for industrial space, and despite being largely occupied,” Assistant City Manager Keith Metzler said in a statement.

Metzler attributed demand to many factors, including the city’s public utility system that allows industry to conduct cost-effective business.

Calling Victorville “an ideal location for industrial customers,” Stirling Development COO Brian Parno said the company hopes to start construction in the next few months.

Since February 2001, SCLA has welcomed several large ground lease contracts and built-to-suit projects, including General Electric, Newell Rubbermaid, Leading Edge Aviation Services, Pratt Whitney, FedEx, Victorville Aerospace and Plastipak Packaging.

The airport has also served Dr. Pepper Snapple Group’s entire West Coast beverage-consuming demand since 2010, and The Boeing Company signed a ground lease there last year.