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Jax Daily Record Wednesday, Oct. 14, 202004:52 AM EST

Ninth area facility identified for Amazon.com

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The city issued a permit for the Seattle-based online retailer to build-out a $15 million package delivery service in North Jacksonville.

Amazon.com Inc. continues its Jacksonville expansion with a 477,946-square-foot package delivery hub in North Jacksonville that is being built-out for $15 million.

It is the Seattle-based online retailer’s ninth identified facility in Northeast Florida.

The city issued a permit Oct. 13 for Threecore LLC in Sarasota to build-out a new warehouse at 250 Busch Drive E. in Imeson International Industrial Park.

Baker Barrios Architects Inc. of Orlando is the architect.

Plans show the project is an Amazon.com package delivery service with employees in two shifts – days and evenings – and a possible third seasonal shift. No job count was stated.

It is labeled DJX3, an Amazon code.

Amazon.com plans to open a package delivery hub at 250 Busch Drive E. in North Jacksonville.

Packages arriving at the facility will be labeled for shipping within local neighborhoods and surrounding areas by vans.

The city approved construction of the shell building in May 2019 for Webb Southeast Construction Corp. to build the distribution center on 30.69 acres at a construction cost of almost $13.7 million.

No tenant was specified, but utility JEA’s description in a service availability letter called it a “478,000-square-foot warehouse with 200 employees and 102 loading bays.”

Orlando-based Industrial Park Investments Inc. President Dan Webb said at the time there was no tenant. The company developed the property.

JEA and city Planning Department documents showed the property will have 102 loading bays, 337 parking spaces and 133 spaces for trailer parking.

The future Amazon warehouse at 250 Busch Drive E. in North Jacksonville.

EnVision Design + Engineering LLC was the civil engineer. 

Amazon operates two area fulfillment centers, JAX2 at Pecan Park Road in Northwest Jacksonville and JAX3 in Cecil Commerce Center in West Jacksonville; the JAX5 Westside sortation center; and the AMXL HJX1 facility in Westside to handle heavy bulk freight.

The JAX7 fulfillment facility is under construction in Imeson Park, not far from the new package delivery center.

Amazon operates last-mile delivery centers with similar designations. The Cabot Commerce Circle facility in North Jacksonville is DJX1 and the Blanding Boulevard site under development in West Jacksonville is DJX2.

Another, DJX6, is planned in St. Johns County.

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