Birtcher Development Secures Entitlements for 330,000 SQFT Distribution Facility in Fontana

Birtcher Development, Fontana, Birtcher Logistics Center Fontana, Ontario International Airport, Birtcher Oak Valley Commerce Center, Calimesa, Kidder Mathews

Newport Beach, Calif. – Birtcher Development, a five generation California-based industrial real estate development firm, announced today that entitlements have been secured for Birtcher Logistics Center Fontana, located in Fontana, California. Construction will begin on the 330,048-square-foot state-of-the-art distribution facility in the next few months and is expected to be completed in early 2024.

“We’re very excited about achieving this milestone for the project and expanding our investment portfolio in Southern California despite the current economic backdrop,” said Brooke Birtcher Gustafson, Managing Director of Birtcher Development. “We remain bullish about the future of the Inland Empire’s industrial market given our knowledge of the number of active tenants in the market and limited available space with vacancy just under 1%. Altogether, we believe these market dynamics continue to justify the need for steady growth and delivery of high-quality product in the near term.”

The new distribution facility, located on the southwest corner of Banana Avenue and Santa Ana Avenue in Fontana will consist of the following features:

  • 36’ clear height
  • 185’ truck court fully secured
  • 51 dock-high doors
  • 85 trailer parking stalls and 91 auto parking stalls
  • Approximately 5,000 square feet of ground-floor office space
  • Approximately 5,000 square feet of mezzanine office space
  • ESFR sprinkler system

Birtcher Logistics Center Fontana benefits from a prime central location and excellent infrastructure connections, located less than five miles from the I-10, I-15, SR-60 and 210 Freeways, five miles from Ontario International Airport, five miles from Union Pacific Intermodal Yard, and approximately 65 miles from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

In November, the company also announced that its 2.5-million-square-foot industrial campus, Birtcher Oak Valley Commerce Center in Calimesa, California, is fully entitled and grading commenced. Construction of the first phase is expected to be completed in early 2024.

The listing brokers for Birtcher Logistics Center Fontana include Gerry Harvey and Craig McKenzie with Kidder Matthews. 

About Birtcher Development LLC

Newport Beach, California-based Birtcher Development LLC is a fifth generation, family industrial real estate company founded in 1939. Since its inception, Birtcher has acquired, managed, or developed more than 65 million square feet as a result of more than 260 projects valued in excess of $7 billion dollars. The company develops speculative “Big Box” logistics warehouse facilities ranging from 100,000 square feet in the high-demand major metro infill markets to 1.5 million square feet in the highest-barrier-to-entry markets of the U.S. that also demonstrate the highest absorption.