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Amazon approved For $12 million Project To Convert Blanding Kmart Into Delivery Center

Amazon.com intends to convert the closed Kmart at 4645 Blanding Blvd. into a last-mile delivery center.
Via Jacksonville Daily Record
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Amazon.com intends to convert the closed Kmart at 4645 Blanding Blvd. into a last-mile delivery center.

Amazon.com won the green light to build-out its last-mile delivery center at the former Kmart store along Blanding Boulevard at a project cost of $12 million.

The city issued a permit March 19 for Bryan Builders LLC of Longwood to renovate the 103,317-square-foot building at 4645 Blanding Blvd. for a package-delivery service.

The internet retailer intends to hire about 200 people for the project, according to 

City Council enacted Ordinance 2019-0877-E on Feb. 11 to rezone the 11.36 acres to permit the use.

The bill changes the zoning from commercial community general-2 to planned unit development to allow a 111,718-square-foot center, with vehicle staging.

The Kmart store has been vacant for seven years. Blanding Self Storage LLC owns the site. Amazon intends to lease it.

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