Documents have been filed with the City of El Paso for the construction of a new Amazon Distribution center on the far eastern side of the city.
According to reports, the structure will most likely go up not far from Eastlake Boulevard along Rojas Drive on some 115 acres of currently vacant land. The site is located within the boundaries of El Paso’s 5-mile radius Extra Territorial Jurisdiction.
The project could cost as much as around $192 million to build.
While the Seattle-based company has made no public comment regarding the project, it has been building other such fulfillment centers in recent months to help facilitate its vast distribution network.
This spring the company has announced the construction of new fulfillment centers in the suburbs of Chicago and in the city of Richmond, Texas, with a new center just completed in West Plains, Washington.
Such facilities usually measure around 800,000 square feet and are used for packing and shipping the tens of millions of customer orders daily received by the online retailer.
The largest centers measure as much as 1.1 million square feet, equal to more than two dozen football fields.
Amazon currently has around 175 fulfillment centers worldwide.
By Garry Boulard
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