Big Lots Distribution Center Project Breaks Ground in Apple Valley

By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)– The Town of Apple Valley has issued a grading permit for the approved Big Lots Distribution Center. The 106-acre parcel sits on the southwest corner of Navajo Road and LaFayette Street just south of the Walmart Distribution Center.

“The project has officially turned dirt,” said Orlando Acevedo, Assistant Director of Economic Development and Housing. “We are that much closer to seeing many more job opportunities here in Apple Valley.”

Haskell, a Florida-based engineering and development company, has begun pre-site grading for the 1.35 million-square-foot distribution center. The center will employ 400-500 jobs when fully operational in 2019.

“The closing of escrow marked a significant point in the continued progress of the project,” said Acevedo. “Now that all state-mandated clearances have been met, the excavations have begun for fencing, parking and the center’s building pad.”

During escrow, Mike Harrison, Lee and Associates Ontario, represented the seller, Watson Land Company. Watson now controls more than 150 acres in the North Apple Valley Industrial Specific Plan, a 6,600-acre area primed for continued industrial growth.

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