Southern California logistics rail center gets exploratory go-ahead
Victorville, Calif. officials recently approved a memorandum of understanding with the BNSF Railway Co. to explore development of an intermodal logistics facility at Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville.
Under terms of the MOU, unanimously approved at a Victorville City Council meeting Jan. 16, BNSF and the city have entered into exclusive negotiations to explore the development of an intermodal rail facility at the 8,500-acre Southern California Logistics Airport. The intermodal facility will be a major component of a proposed 3,500-acre rail complex at the airport.
Plans call for 20 million square feet of manufacturing and distribution uses within the proposed rail facility.
'This MOU with BNSF is a major milestone in our effort to convert an abandoned Air Force base into a vital, thriving industry,' said Victorville Mayor Terry Caldwell.
Southern California Logistics Airport is jointly managed by the Southern California Logistics Airport Authority and Stirling, a Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based development company specializing in master-planned communities and major land renovation.