Amazon, the e-commerce giant declared that they will open a 1.1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Port St. Lucie, Florida, next year.
The building will be constructed on 110 acres at Midway Business Park on West Midway Road near Interstate 95, the city said in a news release. Site clearing has begun, and construction is projected to be completed by late summer or early fall of 2022.
The facility will be a “non-sortable” center where workers pick, pack and ship bulky items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks and bicycles.
Amazon won’t deliver to consumers’ homes from the facility. Instead, it’s considered a “first-mile” facility.
While Amazon didn’t divulge the financial details of the transaction, a deed filed in late July shows TREA Midway LLC, an entity associated with Nuveen Real Estate, paid affiliates of LTC Ranch $11.9 million for the site.
Amazon said it will hire more than 500 full-time workers, paying at least $15 an hour.
Amazon received no public subsidies, officials from the city and the Economic Development Council said. The city commission in late April unanimously approved a site plan amendment that included 1,000 parking spaces and 98 loading bays. Amazon had not been revealed as the user at the time.