HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Amazon has announce four new delivery stations Houston to facilitate “last mile” deliveries.
The delivery stations, ranging in size from 140,000 SF to 360,000 SF, will open in 2021.
The new Amazon delivery facilities (totaling 860,000 SF) will be located at:
- 11311 N Gessner Drive in Houston. It be constructed as a 140,000-SF build-to-suit.
- Northcrest and Spring Stuebner Road in Spring. It be constructed as a 220,000-SF build-to-suit.
- Interstate 59 and Grand Parkway in Porter. It be constructed as a 140,000-SF build-to-suit.
- 9155 Derrington Road in Houston. This 360,000-SF facility will open in an existing building leased by Amazon.
The four new projects are part of a massive expansion by Amazon, which has been adding new distribution facilities at a rapid pace with some 1,000 new projects in the immediate pipeline.
The rapid adoption of e-commerce, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has continued to lead to rampant growth in the industrial property sector. JLL expects e-commerce sales could hit $1.5 trillion by 2025, which would increase the demand for industrial real estate to an additional 1 billion square feet.
E-commerce is driving a record-setting boom in America’s warehouse sector as projects totaling 330 million square feet — or roughly 7,575 acres under roof – are under construction, according to a new report from Lee & Associates.
Amazon currently has two large distribution buildings under construction in the Houston – a 1 million SF building in Missouri City and a 850,000-SF building in Richmond.
The four new delivery stations will power the last mile of Amazon’s order process and help increase efficiency of deliveries for customers around the greater Houston area, Amazon said. Packages are shipped to delivery stations from neighboring Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers and loaded into vehicles for final delivery to customers.
These delivery stations will create over 300 new, full-time jobs, paying a $15 per hour starting wage.
“We look forward to continuing our growth in Texas and want to thank local and state leaders for their support in making these projects possible,” said Daniel Martin, Amazon spokesperson.
March 25, 2021 Realty News Report Copyright 2021
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