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06/08/2020

Report: Amazon plans fulfillment center in Boston

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Map from Core Investments

Amazon will reportedly redevelop a 96,000-sq.-ft. facility in Boston into a last-mile delivery hub.

According to Boston.com coverage of a Boston Business Journal report, the e-tail giant is leasing a former Blue Cross-Blue Shield warehouse in the South Boston neighborhood from Boston-based Core Investments for 10 years. Amazon will not be able to renew the lease, which reportedly is a condition of receiving zoning approval from the city.

In addition to renovating the 96,000-sq.-ft. building, the project will also involve demolishing an auto center and an industrial facility that is being used by Target, as well as taking over a large adjoining parking lot. The hub will reportedly support last-mile deliveries for neighborhoods such as the Seaport district and the downtown area. Core Investments expects Amazon may be able to begin operations at the facility before the end of 2020.

“We are excited to increase our investment in the Boston metro area with a new delivery station that will provide fast and efficient deliveries and create hundreds of job opportunities for the talented local workforce,” an Amazon spokesperson said to Boston.com.

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