CarParts.com Inc. is preparing to build-out its 150-job Northwest Jacksonville distribution center at a cost of almost $1.9 million.
The city is reviewing a building-permit application for Arco Design/Build to renovate the almost 180,000-square-foot warehouse space, including an office, in Crossroads Distribution Center.
CarParts.com will lease Building 300 at 6610 Pritchard Road.
CarParts.com Inc., based in Torrance, California, announced June 29 it will open the center in the first quarter of 2022 to stock and allow for expansion of auto part categories, including mechanical, replacement and Certified Automotive Parts Association-certified collision parts.
The center will be CarParts.com’s sixth center and part of its more than 1 million square feet of warehouse space nationwide.
CarParts.com Chief Operating Officer David Meniane said in June that Jacksonville is positioned to support the Southeastern U.S. market.
“The Jacksonville distribution center will let us cover 55% of the country with 1-day shipping and over 98% of the country with a 2-day transit time including both the Miami and Atlanta metropolitan areas,” he said in a news release.
“Jacksonville has a talented workforce and its proximity to the port also increases efficiencies and decreases lead times. In the first quarter of this year, we grew revenues 65% and our continued investment in our supply chain will help us further disrupt the auto industry.”
The Jacksonville center will include equipment and technology, a photo studio and more.
The center will stock CarParts.com’s premium brands like TrueDrive, DriveWire, DriveMotive, JC Whitney and SureStop along with domestic and European brands such as Moog, Raybestos, Monroe, TRW, Beck/Arnley, Bestop and Curt.
CarParts.com said it has more than 25 years of experience and has delivered more than 50 million parts.
The city issued a permit March 26 for Arco Design/Build to construct Crossroads Distribution Center Building 300 at a project cost of more than $5.17 million.
Through Crossjax Distribution II LLC, Miles Rivers Partners LLC developed the 235,200-square-foot center on 11.52 acres at southeast Pritchard Road and Interstate 295 in Northwest Jacksonville.
Miles Rivers Partners Principal Michael Bradley said previously the building, estimated at a total investment of $14 million, should be completed by the third quarter for single or multitenant use.
Miles Rivers Partners is based in Southport, Connecticut.