Duke Realty’s Southern California office of has announced that it has broken ground on a new distribution facility, Duke Realty’s eighth site, in the Inland Empire East submarket of Southern California.
The 1,203,449-square-foot speculative development at 728 West Rider Street is strategically located in Perris, California with convenient access to the I-215 freeway and other major interstates.
The company is constructing the 728 West Rider Street facility on a 55.2-acre site in the Inland Empire East market. The building, which is being built to LEED® Silver standards, will include 40’ clear height, level floors, 241 dock doors, 344 trailer stalls, 442 automobile parking spaces and four grade-level loading doors.
Demand for ecommerce distribution space in the US
According to Chris Burns, executive vice president of west and central regions at Duke Realty, more clients are looking for modern, efficient distribution facilities with highly desirable proximity and convenience to major trucking thoroughfares. “About one third of Duke Realty’s leasing and development activity across the country is e-commerce related and, as the country continues to see significant increases in online retail transactions due to the pandemic, Duke Realty is projecting demand for even more ecommerce distribution space in tier one markets like Southern California,” he added.
Duke Realty’s distribution facility is slated for delivery in summer 2021.