Amazon In Talks With Lakeland Developer?

Jun 20, 2013 No Comments by

A rumor is floating about that Seattle-based Amazon is in talks with a developer that in April closed on the purchase of a 117-acre site in Lakeland that’s entitled for about 1.2 million square feet of industrial space.

And said developer — Spartanburg, S.C.-based Johnson Development Associates Inc., which bought the site from Flagler Development — reportedly has built for Amazon in other markets.

Although representatives from Flagler and Johnson Development didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment, Amazon is included on Johnson Development’s client list on its website.

Mark Holan with Tampa Bay Business Journal reports this possible Lakeland facility is one of two in the area vying for the Amazon fulfillment center. It’s likely that Amazon will select one site in west Central Florida and another in northeast Florida, sources said.

OK, so that whole I-4 corridor thing didn’t work out in metro Orlando’s favor this time around. And our consolation reward — we’ll be paying sales tax on Amazon stuff. Great.

 

Source:  OBJ

 

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