Could an Amazon Distribution Center be Headed to Jax?
There is a lot of speculation regarding a project being referred to as “Project Rex”, which is seeking $18.4M in state and city incentives to locate a business in the area. The company promises to bring 1,500 jobs to the area, and estimates the payroll to be upwards of $51M. The development cost is estimated at $200 million.
Here are some of the facts leading to people to speculate that Project Rex is Amazon:
- The developer who is named in documents related to the project has completed two projects for Amazon in the past, in Richmond, VA and Nashville, TN
- The project is described as a “state-of-the-art fulfillment center”
- It would be located on a 171 acre site near the Jacksonville Int’l Airport
- The summary of the project describes the un-named company as having more than 20 years of experience in retail and e-commerce, with over 200,000 employees worldwide- this description matches the description on Amazon’s website
Posted on April 15, 2016, in Development, General CRE News/Reports, JAX Daily Record, JAX Market Info, Jobs/JAX Economy, Shopping Centers/Retailers, Warehouses/Industrial and tagged Amazon, Project Rex. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.