A new Amazon distribution center may soon open along South Boston's Dorchester Avenue.
The company is looking to convert a 96,000 square-foot former Blue Cross Blue Shield warehouse located by the Dorchester and South Boston border as well as the Andrew Station MBTA hub. The project would also entail the demolition of an auto center and industrial property belonging to Target, as well as a large parking lot at 511 Dorchester Ave.
Developers believe that the project could be completed as soon as Winter 2020.
Last October, Amazon had leased an 800,000 square-foot building at the former Necco factory in Revere. The company has also owned over 1 million square-feet in Bellingham, a 165-acre site in North Andover and a 1.7 million square-foot delivery warehouse in Fall River.
They plan too open a 17-story office building for up to 2,000 employees in the Seaport District next year.
"We are excited to increase our investment in the Boston metro area with a new delivery station that will provide fast and efficient deliveries and create hundreds of job opportunities for the talented local workforce," an Amazon spokeswoman said in a statement.
The proposed project will be a last-mile distribution center.
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The 100,000 square-foot distribution center would be the latest in several large-scale development projects for the surrounding area.
National Development has occupied a large parcel along Dorchester Avenue and proposed a $210 million residential tower.
Housing developments in the area include:
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