Big Fremont industrial park launches major expansion, will add electric vehicle chargers

FREMONT — A huge industrial park in Fremont that’s already
landed Amazon as a tenant has launched its second phase, featuring
hundreds of electric vehicle chargers.

Pacific Commons South offers buildings for advanced
manufacturing, research, and warehouse operations, and when
complete, the complex is expected to total 1.7 million square free
and occupy 150 acres in Fremont.

The development’s first phase totals 982,000 square feet and
the second phase totals 737,000 square feet, according to project
owner and developer Overton Moore Properties and project marketing
agent, CBRE, a commercial real estate firm.

“We view the Pacific Commons South development as a
generational acquisition where we can create a unique environment
of scale,” Timur Tecimer, chief executive officer of Overton
Moore Properties, said in a blog post about the project.

The project’s leasing agents, CBRE brokers Rob Shannon, Chip
Sutherland, and Robert Ferraro, believe Pacific Commons South is a
different sort of industrial, research, and manufacturing hub.

“Industrial doesn’t have to mean isolation,” CBRE stated
in a post about the industrial and research center. “Pacific
Commons South is the ‘next new thing’ in Silicon Valley’s
industrial transformation.”

Four buildings totaling 678,000 square feet have been leased,
said Sara Johnston, a CBRE communications manager.

One of the tenants in the first phase is Amazon, which has been
dramatically expanding its footprint in an array of Bay Area
sites.

“The operation provides the ‘last mile’ of the customer
order delivery phase,†Amazon stated in a document on file with
the city of Fremont.

About 335 Amazon workers are slated to work in a portion of the
Pacific Commons South complex, the e-commerce behemoth said in the
Fremont documents.

Overton Moore is teaming up with Campbell-based ChargePoint to
install 275 chargers of electric vehicles that will be sprinkled
among the 10 buildings in the industrial park. ChargePoint operates
a vast network of charging stations for electric vehicles.

Electric vehicle chargers will be available at more than 5
percent of the total parking spaces in the industrial park.

“Pacific Commons South is revolutionizing the face of
industrial real estate,†said Christina Briggs, Fremont’s
deputy city manager. “Fremont is home to one of the largest
concentrations of clean energy technology companies.â€

Source: FS – All – Real Estate News 1
Big Fremont industrial park launches major expansion, will
add electric vehicle chargers