Placer Commerce Center expected to bring thousands of jobs to nearly 400-acre development
Placer Commerce Center to bring high paying jobs and businesses to West Placer County
ROSEVILLE, CA — The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a large industrial business park targeting R&D, warehousing, distribution, e-commerce execution, flexible space, light industrial and manufacturing businesses.
Project plans for the Placer Mall, located on 393 acres on the east and west sides of Foothills Boulevard, north and south of Athens Street in sunset areaIt includes up to 6.4 million square feet of flexible industrial space. Plans call for tilting concrete buildings ranging in size from 162,239 square feet to 1,008,017 square feet across several lots, parking for 6,481 vehicles and 1,344 tractor trailers.
Upon completion, it is estimated that between 3,500 and 5,000 people will be employed at the site depending on the end users.
Billion dollar accumulation?
Project student BOz Oats Construction Companyprojects to invest 750 million dollars to 1 billion dollars in project construction in four phases or more over the next 20 years, and expects to attract billions of dollars in private economic development investment to the province.
“In 1997 we approved the Sunset District Plan, preserving this area for job creation. A lot has happened since then, along with Placer One and Sacramento State Placer Campus“It’s almost like a dream,” said Superintendent Robert Wiegandt. “This will be recognized as a business park for the entire Sacramento region, and we’re talking about 5,000 jobs, very essential wage jobs for families.”
Board approvals Tuesday included limited modifications to the plan’s specific Sunset District design parameters and implementation guidelines, a phased interim zoning map for the construction of the 18 lots of the Placer Trade Center, and a conditional master use permit to allow construction of the business. Parking with Innovation Center, mixed-use recreational zoning area and within 1,000 ft buffer zone from adjacent landfill.
There is flexibility built into the entitlement of the project allowing the site layout, parcel sizes and building sizes to be modified to meet tenant demand. The Planning Commission recommended approval of the project to the Board of Supervisors on November 17.
Besides warehousing and industrial uses, the project plan also allows up to 20,000 square feet for restaurants, bars, and recreational fitness use as an amenity for employees working on-site and nearby.
Site works are expected to start in 2023 and construction of buildings in 2024.
Submission of the proposed project and staff presentation on Tuesday to the Board of Directors with full details of the project including development standards, architectural guidelines, landscaping, parking and more.