APPLE VALLEY – The long-awaited groundbreaking of the Apple Valley Big Lots Distribution Center began with the grading permit recently being approved, officials said.
The 106-acre parcel is located 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.”
The 1.35 million-square-foot center is expected to employ 400-500 people once opened and 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.”
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