Developer closes on land for Amazon's Pasco County warehouse

by Florida Properties Group on 7/28/2020

Plans for an warehouse in Pasco County are moving forward.

Developer Ryan Cos., which is based in Minneapolis but has a significant presence in Tampa, has closed on the three parcels that make up the 46-acre site at Bexley Village Drive and Mentmore Boulevard in Land O’ Lakes, according to Pasco County property records. The deal was finalized in late June.

Plans for a 110,866-square-foot warehouse on that site first went public in February. Between the warehouse size — on the smaller end of the spectrum for Amazon, which operates multiple 1 million-square-foot warehouses in the Tampa Bay region — and the majority of the site being devoted to surface parking, it’s likely that this warehouse is a last-mile fulfillment center. That type of warehouse is a product’s last stop before being delivered to a consumer.

Amazon’s footprint in the Tampa Bay region is ever growing. In June, it closed two monster deals here: the acquisition of 82 acres in Temple Terrace and a lease for a 424,550-square-foot warehouse in Seffner. That’s in addition to 1 million-square-foot warehouses in Ruskin and Lakeland and a new air cargo hub at Lakeland Linder International Airport. It also has an Amazon Fresh warehouse in Brandon and a Prime Now facility on Adamo Drive in Tampa.

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