On the corner of 45th Street and 62nd Avenue North in Pinellas Park, blue signage wraps around a large industrial site where tractors toss dirt to make way for an Amazon delivery station.
The 40,000-square-foot Pinellas Park facility, at 6101 45th St. N, will serve as a terminus for e-commerce giant Amazon’s last-mile consumer deliveries.
The site of the Amazon facility once housed a 90,000-plus-square-foot industrial building on a five-acre lot used for a hot tub manufacturer’s operations.
The warehouse was previously advertised for leasing opportunities by Safety Harbor-based Industrial Realty Solutions Inc.
A realtor familiar with the deal stated Amazon also simultaneously purchased the adjacent lot that housed multiple industrial buildings totaling 120,000 square feet.
The Alabama-based contractor firm Brasfield and Gorrie is actively working at the site.
A physical sign at the site states the firm is hiring additional workers.
Parallel to the site are other businesses such as Cracker Boys Outdoors Inc., a retailer selling guns and ammunition, and warehouses used for furniture goods and marine-related services.
The plans to build a delivery station were announced two months ago. At that time, Amazon also confirmed it was building a new 630,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Tallahassee, and opening five new delivery stations throughout the state.
Amazon said the new facilities combined will create 2,000 jobs in Florida by the end of 2022.
Amazon currently operates more than 50 sites in Florida that support customer fulfillment and delivery operations, including more than 10 facilities launched in 2020.