A new 66,000 square foot warehouse, designed to serve as yet one more Amazon delivery center, is set for construction in Colorado Springs.
The $8.4 million facility will be built on nearly 19 acres purchased by Amazon within the borders of the Colorado Springs Airport, and will replace a temporary tent structure the company had erected late last year.
In the works for months, the planning for the new Amazon facility has a fast-pace schedule with work expected to begin on the building no later than early this summer, and a general completion date of sometime in September.
Amazon has also purchased another 70 acres located adjacent to where the new delivery center will be built, but has not disclosed what its plans are for that property.
In a statement regarding the new Colorado Springs project, Amazon said the delivery center is intended to be a part of “Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in the surrounding area.”
Amazon currently has more than 75 delivery centers up and running in North America. Those structures usually measure anywhere from 60,000 to 100,000 square feet.
The company has in recent years been particularly active in Colorado with another delivery center in Aurora, a sorting center near the Denver International Airport, a distribution center in Thornton, and a cloud computing engineering operation in Boulder.
By Garry Boulard
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