LA MARQUE, Texas – (Realty News Report) – Amazon Logistics plans to open a 180,000-SF delivery station in La Marque to handle last-mile deliveries in Galveston County, south of Houston.
The Amazon delivery station will be located at 4975 Gulf Freeway, just south of Gulfway Plaza and north of Team Mancuso Powersports, near the Abundant Life Christian Center.
“The City of La Marque is proud that Amazon chose to call us home for this distribution center. The additional jobs within our city will provide great new opportunities for our citizens. Today’s announcement is the culmination of months of work. We are both humbled by and proud of Amazon’s decision to come to our city and call La Marque home for this distribution center,” said Tink Jackson, La Marque City Manager
Amazon expects last mile facility to open later in 2021. Amazon has more than 150 delivery stations across the United States.
“We are excited to continue to invest in Texas with a new delivery station in La Marque that will create hundreds of new job opportunities and provide faster and more efficient delivery for customers. We look forward to continuing our growth in Texas and want to thank local and state leaders for their support in making this project possible,” said Daniel Martin, Amazon spokesman.
Amazon has been expanding rapidly as consumers have turned to online shopping during the pandemic. The Seattle-based company is developing more than 1,000 new distribution facilities around the nation, including several in the Greater Houston area.
As of last week, Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, is the world’s richest person with a net worth of $191.5 billion. And Amazon has a market cap of about $1.69 trillion.
La Marque is located about 10 miles from Galveston and about 30 miles from Houston.
Delivery Stations represent the last mile of Amazon’s order process and help increase efficiency of deliveries. Packages are shipped to delivery stations from neighboring Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers and loaded into vehicles for final delivery to customers.
Warehouses leased to Amazon have become attractive properties for real estate investors.
Recently two large Amazon warehouses have been sold in the West Houston area, Walton Street Capital acquired an 806,000-SF Amazon distribution building on Clay Road in Katy, near the Grand Parkway. In the other deal, Exan Capital, a Miami-based investment firm, acquired a 1 million-SF Amazon fulfillment center in Brookshire at 31555 Highway 90.The seller was Duke Realty, which developed both buildings.
Jan. 28, 2021 Realty News Report Copyright 2021
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