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Amazon is opening a 250,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Coral Springs to serve as a “last-mile” distribution center for the city and surrounding communities, according to Coral Springs officials.

The new center will provide 200 full-time jobs. It will be in the city’s Commerce Park, leasing space in the Exeter Property Group facility.

Amazon also purchased $3.5 million property in the south end of the corporate park to be used for truck parking and employee parking.

“Business expansion and job creation are essential to the growth and vibrancy of the City of Coral Springs and the reason we are excited to welcome Amazon to our Commerce Park,” Coral Springs Mayor Scott Brook said in a statement. “The creation of 200 full-time, diverse jobs in a post-pandemic climate is the boost we needed to jump start a stronger economy long term.”

Amazon has been expanding operations across South Florida as part of its efforts to get products faster to customers. In Tamarac, the global e-commerce giant is opening a same-day fulfillment center in the city’s industrial zone with the goal of delivering items to customers within about five hours, city officials said.

Brook added: “Their move to the newly built 250,000 square foot warehouse facility, is a strong signal to other large employers and industry leaders the benefits of our city’s location to the Sawgrass Expressway and connectivity to neighboring communities.”

Brook credited Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance in working with city staff to help bring Amazon to Coral Springs.

It’s not clear yet when the new facility will open. Amazon could not be reached for comment.

Source: TapInto