June 18, 2018 — Drone video by Oltmans Construction Co. showing grading by C.A. Rasmussen Inc. of the first phase (of an eventual two or three phases)
of the Gate-King Industrial Park at the historic Needham Ranch in Newhall.
The drone takes off from a point near the construction office at the project's southern entrance on Sierra Highway. Phase 1, named The Center at Needham Ranch,
is expected to provide 869,760 square feet of Class A industrial buildings ranging in size from 34,270 to 210,560 square feet. The developer is Trammell Crow Co.
of El Segundo in partnership with the venture capital firm, Clarion Partners LLC.
The entire southern half of the total 584-acre Needham Ranch property — a riparian section with dense oak woodland — was donated "early" to the city of Santa
Clarita as permanent open space (years prior to the agreed-upon delivery timing).
The 132-acre section approved for development (all phases) wraps around Eternal Valley Cemetery and is otherwise bounded by Sierra Highway, Lyons Avenue (partially),
Pine Street (partially) and the open space on the south.
It includes no new residential development.
The Gate-King Industrial Park project was approved by the Santa Clarita City Council in 2003, but development only started in late 2017 after a series of delays attributed to environmental
lawsuits followed by a national recession. Vertical development is expected to begin in July 2018.
Read more and watch pre-development drone video here.
See map here.
Read the environmental impact report here.