A market leader in the delivery and distribution industry has now signed an agreement to build and operate a facility on the city’s Westside.
The project includes the construction of a new FedEx Ground distribution center on Waterworks Street within the AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center Business Park. The new facility is expected to be approximately 300,000 square feet. The target date for completion is the summer of 2015.
“This expansion of operations shows the confidence Fed-Ex Ground has in Jacksonville as a strategic hub for transportation and logistics,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “We are excited about the new jobs this operation will generate in Jacksonville. It is important that we continue to focus on targeted industries to facilitate the creation of employment opportunities for our citizens that enhance our standard of living.”
The City of Jacksonville and Hillwood Investment Properties, a Perot company, signed a 25-year agreement in 2010 to jointly develop approximately 4,475 acres of city-owned property at Cecil Commerce Center. Additionally, Hillwood Investment Properties has branded the site with its premiere brand name – AllianceFlorida.
“We are pleased to welcome a world-renowned company like FedEx Ground to Cecil Commerce Center,” said Dan Tatsch, senior vice president of Hillwood Investment Properties. “This represents the first land deal at AllianceFlorida between the City of Jacksonville and Hillwood, and we look forward to continuing this partnership.”