Amazon to Open 850,000 SF Fulfillment Center in Orlando’s Lake Nona Development

by Camren Skelton

ORLANDO, FLA. — Amazon has unveiled plans to open an 850,000-square-foot fulfillment center at Lake Nona, Orlando’s 17-square-mile master-planned development. Slated to open in 2018, the new site will create 1,500 full-time jobs. The project is being developed in a partnership between Seefried Industrial Partners and an affiliate of USAA Real Estate Co. Tavistock Development Co., master developer of Lake Nona, sold the site and will develop the infrastructure for the project. The property will utilize automated processes supported by Amazon Robotics, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of robotic fulfillment systems. The new fulfillment center will bring Amazon’s workforce in Florida to more than 9,000.

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