Port of Oakland Gives Old Army Base New Life

The Port of Oakland Commission approved a plan to re-invent a significant portion of the city’s decommissioned Army Base as the Seaport Logistics Center.

Oak Brook, IL-based CenterPoint Properties is planning to build a 440,000-square foot distribution center adjacent to the Port’s $100 million rail yard.

“There’s not anything like it on the U.S. West Coast,” said John Driscoll, the Port’s Maritime Director.  “This Complex will make it faster and cheaper to import and export containerized goods internationally than ever before.”

The new building and railyard are part of a plan to develop a 180-acre logistics campus on Port land. CenterPoint said work could begin in the first quarter of 2018.