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Amazon Wants To Turn Former Blanding Blvd. Kmart Into Delivery Center

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Jacksonville Daily Record
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Amazon wants to rezone this former Kmart at 4645 Blanding Blvd. to allow for an e-commerce distribution, fulfillment and delivery center.

Amazon.com, already with four major centers in Jacksonville, plans to develop a fifth at a closed Kmart along Blanding Boulevard in Westside.

The 107,000-square-foot discount department store at 4645 Blanding Blvd.  closed almost seven years ago.

WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record reports the city is reviewing plans to rezone the property for use as an e-commerce distribution, fulfillment and delivery center.

Seattle-based Amazon is listed as the developer in the PUD description. The property is between Blanding and Wesconnett boulevards on the Westside.

The property owner, Miami-based Blanding Self Storage LLC, purchased three contiguous parcels, totaling 11.37 acres, in February and August for $4.8 million.

Austin Kay, vice president and retail specialist with NAI Hallmark, said Blanding Self Storage originally wanted to use the building for self-storage and sell the additional parking lot area to a commercial user.

An expanded version of this story is at JaxDailyRecord.com.