DALLAS — Amazon once again has its eyes upon North Texas – this time with plans to add two more fulfillment centers in the region.
Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) signed a 10-year lease at Eastpoint Distribution Center, according to a news release from real estate investment manager Dalfen Industrial.
The 419,626 square-foot facility is located at 8901 Forney Road in East Dallas and has been occupied by Amazon since Sept. 1, 2019, according to the release.
The Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday that the online retailer also is expected to occupy a 465,450-square-foot facility within Hunt Southwest's Interstate Crossing development in North Fort Worth. The building, located at 1511 NE Loop 820, is set to undergo a $22 million renovation, according to the report.
The fulfillment center will occupy 45 percent of the space in the building at Interstate Crossing, according to a brochure for the center.
These new fulfillment centers come after reports that the company is looking to retrofit a spec warehouse near DFW International Airport. The retail giant is said to take up 1 million square feet at the facility.
The moves bolster Amazon’s already large industrial presence in North Texas. There are 10 Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers across the region, according to Avalara. Dallas-Fort Worth accounts for nearly two-thirds of the 16 fulfillment and sortation centers in Texas.
The fulfillment centers are in addition to Alliance Airport’s Amazon Air cargo facility in Fort Worth.
An Amazon representative told the Dallas Business Journal last year that the Seattle-based e-retailer had more than 22,000 full-time jobs in Texas and had invested more than $7 billion in the state since 2011.