The 250,000 square foot facility will be constructed on a brownfield site and will be developed with the oversight of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). This particular site was used as a wood treatment plant for telephone poles and railroad ties. A $75 million cold storage facility that will share space on both the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles properties broke ground yesterday, marking what will become the largest near-port facility of its kind in Southern California.

“Baker’s mitigation plan provides for an ‘engineered cap’ that includes soil and groundwater monitoring, 50,000 yards of imported fill, and vapor retarders beneath the entire site. With these measures in place, the site can soon be used to its full potential, providing necessary cold storage for shippers and jobs for the surrounding areas,” said Gary Guesman, President of CEC, in a statement.

Sitting on a 12.6 acre piece of property purchased by Baker Cold Storage in 2012, the Lineage Logistics-operated facility will offer 250,000 sq. ft. of space that will accommodate a cross-dock for trucks, shipping containers, and rail service. Controlled Environments Construction (CEC) will act as the contract developer as well as the designer/builder for the project.