By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
Construction on The Outlets at Tejon Ranch is expected to begin around the end of this summer, with an opening date tentatively set for Memorial Day weekend 2014.
Lebec-based Tejon Ranch Co. released a timetable for the project Monday, saying that, barring unforeseen delays, it hopes to celebrate a grand opening of the shopping center in May at the foot of the Grapevine.
The outlets project, first disclosed in May 2012, is to feature 500,000 square feet of leaseable space and more than half a mile of frontage along Interstate 5. Tejon is partnering on the project with the New York-based company Rockefeller Group Development Corp.
Grading at the site began May 15 and is scheduled to be complete by the end of June. Tejon Ranch hopes to deliver spaces to retailers after the start of next year.
Specific tenants have not been announced.