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I-10east

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The New Blanding Blvd Amazon Distribution Center
« on: March 21, 2020, 10:00:45 PM »
Details from JBJ came out about the new Amazon Distribution Center (former KMart on Blanding) that's currently under construction.

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Construction can now begin on Amazon's distribution center in Jacksonville's Westside.

Bryan Builders LLC was issued a $12 million permit Thursday for work on Amazon's almost 112,000-square-foot facility at 4645 Blanding Boulevard, a former Kmart that is now vacant.

The permit does not name Amazon but says work includes a tenant build-out for "a package delivery service," and Amazon was named in a rezoning application submitted to the city last November for the same address.

That rezoning application said the facility would be reconfigured into an "e-commerce distribution, fulfillment and delivery center" within 150 days of permits being issued.

Amazon already has a significant presence in Jacksonville, including a delivery facility, a 1 million-square-foot Westside distribution center and an 855,000-square-foot Northside distribution center.


https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2020/03/20/12m-permit-issued-for-amazon-distribution-center.html

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Re: The New Blanding Blvd Amazon Distribution Center
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 02:21:30 PM »
Wow! Seems like a good repurpose for that building and could provide some decent jobs for that neighborhood. Anyone else surprised by the size and location for a distro center though? I know next to nothing about logistics but maybe having a smaller center right in the city makes sense for regularly ordered items.

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Re: The New Blanding Blvd Amazon Distribution Center
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 10:06:32 AM »
Wow! Seems like a good repurpose for that building and could provide some decent jobs for that neighborhood. Anyone else surprised by the size and location for a distro center though? I know next to nothing about logistics but maybe having a smaller center right in the city makes sense for regularly ordered items.

I think it is part of the plan to provide orders same day or even in a couple hours.