Amazon's Florida Footprint Extends to Pine Hills Area
Amazon’s Florida footprint is growing rapidly with recent warehouse projects in Central Florida, reminiscent of the legendary giant, Paul Bunyan, who roamed the northern states, creating one lake bed after another with each footstep. After opening facilities in Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando (near Lake Nona and Auburndale), Amazon also recently announced a massive facility in Deltona. But with each passing month yet another is announced with the latest in the greater Pine Hills area.
The gigantic 1.1 million square foot warehouse, vacated by Winn Dixie, was purchased by Amazon (photo above). Located in the Mercy Industrial Park area on Coast Line Drive, this latest addition to Amazon’s
Florida locations is expected to employ several hundred people. That should be another positive shot in the arm for Pine Hills Area Communities.
The latest 78-acre addition to Amazon's Florida footprint is in what is called the “Silver Star Industrial” submarket. The Winn-Dixie Distribution Center property was the region's largest avaiable space and has an assessed value of $30.9 million, according to Orange County records.
At the time of publication, there was no additional information available concerning possible hire dates, although the Deltona facility is expected to begin operations in September and is actively recruiting employees.