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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Announcement of the First User as Amazon Fulfillment Center

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AmazonBldgCommerce 635 is a 95-acre master-planned business logistics park that is located east of I-635 at Lake June Road and will include 3 buildings totaling approximately 965,000 square feet of Class A light industrial and manufacturing space. Historically logistic parks have served businesses such as ecommerce facilities, logistics, light assembly, service companies, and light manufacturing. The Commerce 635 project financial investment is estimated at $70,000,000 and will bring between a targeted 200-3,000 jobs to the area.

 On the April 8, 2019 Balch Springs City Council meeting the Council unanimously approved a zoning change for four parcels consisting of 94.769 acres located at 12728 & 12734 Lake June Road and 12809 Eastgate Drive (formally Double D Ranch) from industrial, local retail and commercial districts to Planned Development (PD) District to allow a logistics park development for light assembly, light manufacturing and light industrial operations.

Construction started on the first phase of the project in mid fall 2019 with a targeted completion by spring 2021.  The City of Balch Springs is excited that Amazon Logistics announced it will open a new Texas delivery station, located in Balch Springs. The delivery Station will power Amazon’s last-mile capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in the southeast Dallas area.

Delivery stations enable Amazon Logistics to supplement capacity and flexibility for Amazon’s delivery capabilities. Additionally, the station will create hundreds of full- and part-time jobs, paying a minimum of $15 per hour with benefits on Day One and training programs for in-demand jobs. Full-time employees receive comprehensive benefits including full medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as a 401(k) with 50 percent match starting on day one. Amazon prioritizes the safety and health of its employees and has invested millions of dollars to provide a safe workplace. The company also offers up to 20 weeks of maternal and parental paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility with their growing families.

Amazon leverages its scale for good to support local communities. Amazon has also pledged to invest over $700 million to provide upskilling training for 100,000 U.S. employees for in demand jobs. Programs will help Amazonians from all backgrounds access training to move into highly skilled roles across the company’s corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retail stores, and transportation network, or pursue career paths outside of Amazon.

Delivery stations also offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own business delivering amazon packages, as well as independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex. To learn more, visit www.logistics.amazon.com and https://flex.amazon.com/.

We expect phase one, which includes the Amazon Delivery Station, to open in 2021.  Phase Two will commence construction this year, and has a150,000 square foot building and 670,000 square foot building, completing in late 2021.  

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For more information regarding Economic Development projects in the city of Balch Springs please contact:

Chris Dyser, Community Development Director at 972-286-4477 Ext. 212 or by email at cdyser@Cityofbalchsprings.com

Effie Donaldson, Economic Development Admin.  Services Mgr. 972-286-4477 Ext. 215 or by email at edonaldson@cityofbalchsprings.com

Linda Highwood, Economic Development Project Coordinator at 972-286-4477 Ext. 214 or by email at lhighwood@cityofbalchsprings.com.

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