World Logistics Center
The Moreno Valley City Council approved one of the largest industrial development campuses in California’s history – the World Logistics Center (WLC) is a world class business park specifically designed to support the rapidly emerging requirements of large global companies and their logistics operations. Featuring advanced technologies and innovative architecture, the World Logistics Center will become a premier business center in Southern California. With this approval, Moreno Valley is solidly on the map as a full-fledged player in the global economy.
The World Logistics Center Specific Plan is consistent with the City vision set out in the City’s Economic Development Action Plan. The specific Plan establishes a clear vision for the land located in the easterly portion of Moreno Valley - east of Redlands Boulevard, south of the Moreno Valley Freeway (State Route 60), and west of Gilman Springs Road.
The 2,610-acre campus will be one of the most sustainable and environmentally compatible, developments of its kind incorporating the highest environmental standards. The WLC’s innovative environmental design, water conservation strategies and requirements for the cleanest diesel technology available make it a model project.
The WLC capitalizes on Moreno Valley’s strategic location placing it within an hour’s drive of every major market in Southern California, one of the world’s largest economies in of itself and the world’s number one logistics market. This unique location in a city at the junction of two major transportation corridors (SR-60 and I-215) places the WLC within overnight delivery range of 11 western states and within expedient reach to over 200 million customers.
The WLC will yield unprecedented benefit to Moreno Valley’s local economy, generating an estimated 13,000 construction jobs and 20,000 permanent jobs – from entry level to management. The project is estimated to contribute approximately $2.5 billion annually in economic activity to the region.
The WLC is committed to investment toward a ready local workforce with a broad base of skills. The City and developer, Highland Fairview have established a framework in the project development agreement to provide nearly $7 million to towards education, library, training and workforce development to further prepare Moreno Valley residents for the estimated 20,000 jobs that will be created by the operation of the World Logistics Center.
The World Logistics Center is a master-planned development enabling up to 40.6 million square feet of building area specifically designed to house large-scale logistics operations in a quality business park environment.
The World Logistics Center Specific Plan covers 2,610 acres in the eastern portion of Moreno Valley, located southerly of SR-60, between Redlands Boulevard and Gilman Springs Road northerly of the San Jacinto Wildlife Area (SJWA).
Consistent with the City’s economic development and general plan, the City and HF have agreed to enter into this Agreement because the World Logistics Center will be a master planned business park specifically designed to support large global companies and their business and logistics operations which will be a significant revenue generating, job creating and training/education project.
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Archived news releases relating to the WLC project.