Amazon Rumored for Massive Warehouse at Metro Air Park

Posted by Rick Delgado on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 11:07am.

There's a good chance online retail giant Amazon will be setting up shop in Metro Air Park, a move that will provide many new jobs and a boost to the Sacramento-area economy, while also having an effect on the Sacramento real estate market.

With Sacramento County receiving an application for an 855,000 sq. ft. building/warehouse at the Air Park, many believe the application is on behalf of Amazon, though this is not confirmed yet.

"The rumor is pretty solid, but it’s not a done deal yet,” said Joshua Wood, CEO of Region Business, a Sacramento area business advocacy organization, to the Sacramento Bee.

County officials have so far only confirmed the got the application last month for the property, which is situated east of Sacramento International Airport and north of the I-5,off Power Line Road.

Amazon opening a building there would be a big boost for the park, which community leaders have always seen as a jobs and business center north of Sacramento. But the recession combined with a building moratorium in 2008 negated previous plans and proposals for the site.

Amazon has been growing in California over the past five years after vowing in 2011 to create 10,000 jobs in California. The retail company has gone ahead and built five new centers from Tracy to Moreno Valley, and confirmed it is now employing more than 10,000 people in California.

Metro Air Park was envisioned decades ago as a commercial development of close to 1,900 acres, most of it industrial. Apart from some infrastructure and roads, it's never been developed.

Amazon is headquartered in Seattle and employs around 230,000 people. Its net income income in 2015 was $107 billion.

Rick Delgado

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