Amazon has signed a lease to open yet another last-mile distribution center, this time in Woodmere.
Manhattan-based developer Wildflower had been granted $16 million in economic development incentives by the Town of Hempstead IDA to acquire the property and is constructing a warehouse for the e-commerce giant, Newsday reported.
The 235,230-square-foot, $76 million facility, dubbed the JFK Logistics Center, is on Rockaway Boulevard south of Kennedy Airport. It will be Amazon’s second largest in the region, bringing its planned warehouse space on Long Island to more than 1.4 million square feet..
As part of the agreement, Amazon will also make a one-time $250,000 payment to
the Lawrence Union Free School District.
“Having Amazon lease this site is huge. We’re looking forward to their arrival,” Frederick Parola, CEO of the Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency, said in a statement. “This property as a parking lot generated minimal taxes for the town and school district. Now it will be put to better use and provide tremendous economic benefits and employment opportunities.”…
Amazon will be the sole tenant at the $76 million, three-story, JFK Logistics delivery station that will be constructed on 11 acres at 253-51 Rockaway Blvd. A portion of the site’s parking lot is situated in Rosedale, Queens….
image…An artist’s rendering of Amazon’s new delivery facility in Woodmere. (Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency)