An Amazon delivery station will soon open in Pembroke Park, creating more jobs and speeding up deliveries.
The delivery station is opening at an existing 269,000-square-foot warehouse at 3375 SW 24th St., and it is currently under renovation.
A total of 1,000 trips are expected to be made daily, as the warehouse will serve a delivery area within a 60-minute drive.
There is currently an Amazon fulfillment center in Opa-locka, which opened in 2019, and two others are under construction in Homestead and western Palm Beach County.
Amazon, wants to install one of its massive fulfillment centers in western Sunrise.
The fulfillment center, would employ 1,000 full-time staffers, and will service orders from cities across the country.
South Florida could become one of the most heavily concentrated areas of e-commerce delivery and fulfillment sites in the state, but neighbors aren’t happy. The site is adjacent to several neighborhoods that could see increased truck traffic as well as more cars driven by Amazon employees.
Neighborhood people aren’t happy about its size and the prospects for more traffic in an area that’s not far from the Sawgrass Mills mall and the BB&T Center.
Amazon stressed that trucks would be allowed to enter and exit the property only on the north side and not travel on the residential intensive 44th Street or along Hiatus to the east.
Under an agreement between Amazon and the city, truckers who go astray would be identified by strategically placed cameras and ticketed.
Amazon’s development application has yet to be formally reviewed by the city, and hearing dates have yet to be scheduled.
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