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June 14, 2018 4:15 PM, EDT

Amazon Eyeing Another Big Shipping Hub South of Dallas

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Digital retail giant Amazon is growing its footprint again in North Texas.

The online sales firm is working on a deal to lease more than 1 million square feet of warehouse space on Interstate 45 in Wilmer for a new distribution hub. The planned fulfillment center would be the third major facility for Amazon in southern Dallas County.

Amazon is eyeing two buildings in the Southport Logistics Park, a $500 million industrial project directly across I-45 from Union Pacific Railway’s Dallas Intermodal Terminal. The company is already advertising for workers in Wilmer.

And Wilmer city officials say they have been working with the company and the project developer on the deal.

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“We’ve been helping them with the buildings,” said Wilmer city secretary Patsy Patten. “It’s going to be exciting for Wilmer.”

An Amazon representative did not have any information about the planned Wilmer facility.

Developer Port Logistics Realty finished the first 1.1 million square-foot warehouse in the Wilmer industrial park Amazon is shopping early last year and built an adjoining almost 400,000-square-foot building.

Officials with the development firm did not respond to requests for information about the project.

Word of the deal is widespread among industrial real estate brokers.

Seattle-based Amazon already has eight distribution and sorting centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In southern Dallas County, Amazon has a 920,000-square-foot warehouse building off Dallas Avenue south of Interstate 20.

And Amazon has a 500,000-square-foot fulfillment center on I-20 near J. J. Lemmon Road.

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