Amazon to Retrofit Vacant Kmart as Last-Mile Facility in Bakersfield, California

by Amy Works

BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. — The City of Bakersfield has announced that Amazon will convert a vacant big-box retail property, located at 3500-3600 Wilson Road in Bakersfield, into a last-mile facility. The new facility will create approximately 200 new permanent jobs.

Formerly a Kmart, the 93,000-square-foot property will undergo a $20 million renovation. Amazon is expected to begin operations in fourth-quarter 2021. Renovations will include a new roof and parking lot, enhanced lighting, landscaping and the addition of roll-up bay doors.

Amazon is growing its last-mile delivery efforts to speed up customer delivery times and provide new innovations to customers, according to Amazon.

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