Construction will begin Monday on the first building in Gateway Corporate Center/Diamond Bar, a $200-million, 255-acre office project at the intersection of the Pomona (60) and the Orange (57) freeways.
The center is a joint venture of Los Angeles-based Zelman Development Co. and Boston-based Copley Real Estate Advisors.
The first building will be the 51,800-square-foot, two-story headquarters of Kelley-Clarke Inc., food brokers. The firm signed a 10-year lease valued at $6 million. Completion of the building is scheduled for Feb. 1, at which time the firm will move its 275-member sales force from its City of Industry offices to Diamod Bar.
Later this week, work will begin on two other buildings; one will be two stories and the other three.
Both will be in the 51,000-square-foot range and are scheduled to be completed in seven months.
All three buildings were designed by Hill-Pinckert Architects of Irvine. General contractor is Oltmans Construction Co. of Whittier. Landscape design was by POD Inc. of Irvine.
Gateway Center, according to the developer, will be the largest corporate office park in East San Gabriel Valley, with a potential for building in excess of 1.5 million square feet. It is expected to be completed in 1993.