Construction has started on the long-planned Rocklin Crossings shopping complex, Costa Mesa-based developer Donahue Schriber said on Tuesday.
The proposed 543,500-square-foot power center at Sierra College Boulevard and Interstate 80 in Rocklin will be anchored by Wal-Mart.
Rocklin Crossings is one of two sister shopping centers being developed by Donahue Schriber at the site.
The developer said construction on Rocklin Commons, directly across the I-80 interchange, will begin later.
Together, the shopping complexes will have more than 900,000 square feet of retail stores and restaurants.
Donahue Schriber said both centers are slated to open in spring 2014.
"We are very excited to be under way," said David Mossman, Donahue Schriber executive vice president and chief investment officer. "This project has been entitled since 2008, but we were not going to build until we had strong leasing activity. Now we're ready to roll."
Donahue Schriber owns/operates nearly 20 shopping sites in the Sacramento region.