Cities fight back against industrial development over health concerns.
California’s Inland Empire has seen the largest growth of industrial and warehouse development in the country. However, local governments have criticized this rapid growth, claiming that it has led to a dramatic increase in truck and vehicle traffic that has created a serious health hazard. Your commercial realty advisors report on this evolving controversy.
According to Riverside County Supervisor Kevin Jefferies, over 150 million square feet of industrial space has been built in the Inland Empire over the past decade. This rapid development has brought an influx of traffic that has proven dangerous for residents.
However, it does not seem that industrial development is slowing down anytime soon. In San Bernardino, Amazon is suspected of becoming a tenant at the new airport logistics center. As this giant settles in, many worry about the environmental and quality of life issues that the center will cause. Municipal leaders and residents have implored project developer, Hillwood Enterprises, to enact measures that will limit noise and pollution from trucks, and implement stricter job protections.
California’s State Attorney General, Xavier Becarra, seemingly joined the debate last year when his office required federal aviation and airport officials to conduct an environmental analysis of the project. The analysis will look into the project’s impact under the guidance of California’s Environmental Quality Act.
This is what you should know about health concerns regarding the widespread industrial development of the Inland Empire. Interested in staying up to date with the latest commercial real estate news? If so, then contact the experts at California Commercial Realty Advisors, Inc. Your commercial realty advisors are eager to assist you with all your real estate needs today.