Amazon wins approval to build massive facility in south Miami-Dade

Amazon will pay the county $22M for the site

13200 Southwest 272nd St. (Credit: Google Maps)
13200 Southwest 272nd St. (Credit: Google Maps)

Amazon secured approval to build what could be its largest distribution facility in South Florida.

Miami-Dade County commissioners voted unanimously on Wednesday to sell a vacant lot at 13200 Southwest 272nd Street in south Miami-Dade to Amazon, according to the Miami Herald.

Amazon will pay the county $22.1 million for the site, which will allow the e-commerce company to build a new distribution center near the Homestead Air Reserve Base, the Herald reported. The warehouse could be Amazon’s largest distribution center in South Florida, according to the Herald.

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Amazon plans to invest $80 million at the property.

About 25 percent of the funds used to purchase the site will go to the Miami-Dade Affordable Housing Trust Fund, and the remainder will go toward the Homestead Air Reserve Base Fund.

In 2017, Amazon signed a lease to open a third distribution center in Miami-Dade County, an 800,000-square-foot warehouse at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport. [Miami Herald]Keith Larsen

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