On May 2 at 9 am, Goodwill Industries of San Diego County (GISD) will open its new San Ysidro Outlet Center at 2383 Via Segundo in San Ysidro. The new property consists of two industrial buildings. The building at 2383 Via Segundo is being redeveloped as our new San Ysidro Outlet Center. The goal is to increase revenue by growing the Outlet sales floor from 4,500 to 16,261. Part of this additional space will be designated as an indoor sorting area of more than 5,000 square feet.
“Our outlet customers will now have plenty of room to sort through product before purchasing,” said Jacky Brown, Vice President of Retail. “The new space has many features geared toward safety and convenience. We think that our customers are going to enjoy shopping here.” The new Outlet floor plan was created to provide improved product movement and an efficient handling area. The goal is to decrease costs and increase product flow.
The warehouse adjacent to the Outlet, 2388 Via Segundo, will be a centralized textile processing facility and distribution center. Its purpose will be to provide product to our 24 Retail Stores in San Diego County.
Property construction began in February of this year. Much thought was given to the renovation with the vision of improving economic viability to the surrounding community.
The additional component of this project includes the opening of a new community Employment Center in the Outlet’s previous location at 630 Front Street. The Center will provide residents of the South Bay and San Ysidro with job readiness training and employment assistance.
“We have been a part of the San Ysidro community for 20 years and are very grateful for their support,” shared Toni Giffin, President and CEO, “We are excited about the expanded services we are providing and the impact they will have on our community members.”
This project is partially funded through participation in a government program called New Market Tax Credits (NMTC). SCS Engineers assisted in acquiring the funding and conducting the site assessments which were important to fully assess the property. The NMTC program was created to assist in funding projects that will improve the value of their community.