Amazon will be establishing an 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Jacksonville. “Becoming a member of the Jacksonville community is very exciting for us as we grow our presence in Florida. We’re proud to be creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs to join the thousands we currently employ across the state,” Akash Chauhan, vice president of Amazon’s North America Operations, said in a statement. “We look forward to continue building relationships in the community to make Jacksonville home.”
The $200 million facility will be located on a plot of land at the corner of Interstate 295 and Duval Road. A 2,000-foot-long section of Pecan Park Road will need to be realigned, during which it would be turned into a four-lane road. Other road improvements will include installing a traffic signal on Pecan Park Road, relocating a water main and possibly adding a signal at the I-295 ramp.
Amazon Duval (Project REX) Fun Facts:
107 acre site, over 500,000 cubic yards of import material, over 800,000 square feet of sod installed, over 50,000 lineal feet of storm, water and sewer piping. Over 135,000 tons of stone placed.