Restoration Hardware is considered one of the largest distribution centers in California at a whopping 1.5 million square feet. It will be located on Rogers Road just past the Villa Del Lago complex on the West Side of the road in the newly approved West Patterson Business Park Expansion area.
A source close to the Irrigator, and current employee of Restoration Hardware, said that a letter was distributed to employees June 18, stating that Restoration Hardware would be opening a new distribution center in Patterson.
City of Patterson officials are still sworn to secrecy regarding the identity of the project until the company officially decides to publicly unveil itself.
“We’re not sure when they are going to announce who they are or what they are going to use it for,” Community Development Director Joel Andrews said. He added that the groundbreaking on the site was slated to begin this week, however the company still needs to get all of their permits in order from the state before they can do so.
Site plans have showed that the project developers will be seeking a LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) silver certification for their building. Plans also call for a storm drain basin with landscaping to the north, and a walking path from the front of the building that will lead around to that basin. An architectural type feature will also be erected on site that Development Director Andrews suspects may have to do with the company.
“[The site] has a little different look” Andrews said, “The front entrance area has more of an office look, more windows.”
Andrews also added that the company is seeking a very aggressive timeline in constructing the building, hoping to be ready to use by late February or early March of 2015.