TEMPLE TERRACE — A new Amazon warehouse is slated for Tampa Bay.
The online retailer signed a $26.4 million deal to purchase just over 82 acres of land near the intersection of Harney Road and Temple Terrace Highway, according to property records filed in Hillsborough County. The sale closed on June 19. At the start of the month, Temple Terrace City Council approved the construction of a 633,000- warehouse on the same plot of land.
Atlanta’s Seefried Industrial Properties had been working with the city to gain approval of the warehouse plans. Seefriend, an Atlanta company, is already developing another Florida Amazon warehouse near Interstate 4 in Deltona and is regularly used by Amazon to develop new spaces.
Amazon and Seefried did not return phone messages and emails requesting comment. It’s unclear how this warehouse may compare to those already in Tampa Bay.
The majority of the building will be 90 feet tall, Seefried told the city during a June 2 meeting. That is about two times the height of the million-square-foot Amazon center in Ruskin. The size and construction shown in the site plan match closely to a three-story Amazon warehouse in Seattle that focuses on same-day and next-day delivery.
Amazon announced in November it was building a warehouse in Polk County. In December, Amazon started operating an Amazon Fresh fulfillment center on Oak Fair Boulevard, south of Interstate 4 between Tampa and Brandon, to handle grocery orders.