City permit confirms Amazon sortation facility at Westside Industrial Park in Jacksonville – Jacksonville Business Journal

Please Sign In and use this article’s on page print button to print this article. Amazon staffers load packages. Peter Wynn Thompson Amazon will operate a sortation facility out of Jacksonville’s Westside Industrial Park after permits were filed this week for a building at 4948 Bulls Bay Highway. The building permits that were uploaded to the city of Jacksonville’s online inspection portal lists May 2 as the date the record was created. Amazon staffers load packages. Peter Wynn Thompson However, speculation that the nearly 15-acre property with a 237,000-square-foot warehouse owned by Pattillo Industrial Real Estate has circulated for months after a previous permit linked the property to Amazon. That permit was issued April 6 and included $500,000 worth of work. Featured Jobs People on the Move The most recent permits applications total $3.3 million. The permit lists the project as “Amazon.com sort center JASX” and will involve installation of a manual sortation and conveyor system for small package. That portion of the project will cost $2.3 million. A second permit would involve build out on the property of offices, an IT cage room, a trucker’s lounge, restrooms and dock levelers in 19,245 square feet of space. The job cost for “phase three” was $1 million with Hitt Contracting Inc. listed as the contractor for that building permit. This latest move by Amazon continues a wave that started in 2016 when it announced two distribution centers, creating thousands of jobs for Jacksonville’s local economy. The 1.1-million-square-foot distribution center for large packages at 13333 103rd St. had its $3 million roofing permit approved last week. A 2.4-million-square-foot distribution center near the Jacksonville International airport will create 1,500 jobs, according to economic development legislation filed with the city in 2016. This latest project would help connect packages from the distribution centers to carriers, which ultimately bring products to customers. Amazon has not commented about its Jacksonville projects outside of announcements connected to the distribution centers. Derek covers commercial and residential real estate and related industries as well as economic development and health care. Featured Jobs


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John is a Jacksonville native who grew up on the First Coast. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 1975 and went to college at Florida State University where he completed a 4-year program in 3 years. John graduated from the Florida State University College of Business in 1978 and went straight into Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, John earned a position on the prestigious Law Review Board serving as its Business Editor. As a law student, John studied in the Oxford program. He also interned with the Florida Legislature working in the Florida House of Representatives Criminal Justice Committee. John was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1981. John began his legal career as a law school intern in the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville in 1981. After his internship, legendary State Attorney Ed Austin hired John as a full-time Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties). As a prosecutor, John tried jury and non-jury trial on charges ranging from DUI to Murder. In 1983, John moved from the State Attorney's Office to begin his career in private practice. He has practiced law for 30 years on the First Coast. For the last 20 years, John and his family have made Clay County their home. John limits his practice to personal injury and disability cases. While there are many fine attorneys in Clay County, John is one of only a few Clay County attorneys who limit their practice to personal injury and disability cases. John takes pride in helping clients resolve injury claims in ways that avoid the stress, uncertainty, and the expense of unnecessary litigation. Professional Activities John is the past President of the Clay County Bar Association and has served on the Board of the Clay County Bar Association from 2009-2013. He is an active member of the Florida Bar, and the Federal Bar of the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, the Florida Association of Justice, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, and the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates. Service to the Community John is involved in the Clay County Community serving as a member and Director of the Rotary Club of Orange Park, of the Clay County Bar Association, and the Putnam County Bar Association.
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