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Amazon Seeks Vacant Jacksonville Buildings For Last-Mile Delivery Centers

Former Kmart at 4645 Blanding Blvd.
Jacksonville Daily Record
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Amazon is converting this former Blanding Blvd. Kmart into a lst-mile fullfillment delivery center.

Internet retailer Amazon.com plans to hire about 200 people at the last-mile fulfillment delivery center it wants to operate at the former Kmart store along Blanding Boulevard.

It doesn’t intend to stop there.

The Seattle-based e-commerce company wants to open more last-mile delivery facilities in the Jacksonville area.

“They’re very active in Florida and hope to continue to grow in Northeast Florida and continue to look for sites,” said Jimerson Burr partner Patrick Krechowski, a land-use attorney.

Krechowski represents Amazon Logistics’ search for last-mile logistics centers in Northeast Florida.

Amazon Logistics reports on its website that it is expanding its network of delivery providers with its “last mile revolution.”

“They prefer existing structures – vacant warehouses, vacant big boxes,” he said.

“It lessens the time to get them up and running,” he said, compared with new construction.

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