July 13, 2016
Amazon Inc. is developing an 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Kansas City, KS; the retail giant’s second in the metro this year. Construction is underway on an 822,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Edgerton, KS, and the company already operates a 267,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Lenexa, KS.
The newest facility will be built on land previously owned by NorthPoint Development, near Interstate 70 and the Turner Diagonal freeway. The new fulfillment center will create 1,000 full-time jobs.
“In addition to our market’s competitive location and cost advantages, supply chain companies are drawn to our wealth of speculative development space,” said Chris Gutierrez, president of KC SmartPort. “More than 5.8 million square feet of speculative industrial space hit the market in 2015, and currently 6.3 million square feet of spec space is under construction.”