San Diego International Airport is set to open a recently completed receiving and distribution center, aimed at centralizing all airport deliveries in one location.

A Nov. 14 ribbon cutting is planned for the 23,000-square-foot facility, which is expected to remove 50 to 75 truck trips per day on Harbor Drive, according to a statement from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

The airport is pursuing Gold certification for the facility under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Certification would make it among the world’s first LEED Gold-certified receiving and distribution centers.

The facility is used for delivery of food, beverages, retail and other goods at the airport. It is part of a larger ongoing $1 billion “Green Build” expansion and renovation, set for completion next year.

— SDBJ Staff Report