San Bernardino International Airport Looks To Add Jobs To Area
San Bernardino, CA – The San Bernardino International Airport Authority Commission adopted a resolution certifying the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for what is known as the Eastgate Building 1 Project on October 26th.
The Eastgate Building 1 Project, an Air Cargo Logistics Center, affects approximately 101.5 acres of vacant land at the San Bernardino International Airport. Certification of the EIR helps facilitate the development of this project. The project is expected to generate more than 3,880 new aviation-related jobs to this region. In 2019, opening day operations of this Center would include 12 take-offs and landings per day and this is expected to increase to 26 per day within five years.
A certified EIR is required prior to obtaining building permits from the City of San Bernardino. It is anticipated that this project will be constructed over the upcoming year. The project developer, Hillwood Enterprises, L.P., plans to build this center to include a distribution center, maintenance building, onsite infrastructure to support the aircraft operations and two new bridges to provide site access to Third Street.
“Economic revitalization of the former Norton Air Force Base is in full speed,” Supervisor Ramos stated. “I applaud SBIAA staff for their work with Hillwood Enterprises to develop this project and bring these unique job opportunities to a community where it can have the most impact. This is an exciting day.”
“The Eastgate Building 1 Project is a significant milestone for our 16 year public-private partnership with Hillwood, further connecting new air cargo facilities at AllianceCalifornia and SBD International Airport to the world,” Mike Burrows, Director of SBIAA, stated.
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