It has recently come to light that Amazon wants to open another fulfillment center in southern Nevada. This was revealed when the City of Henderson announced that Amazon was working with Panattoni Development Co. to build a fulfillment center in west Henderson, which is near the new practice facility for the Raiders football team.
According to the documents from the city, Panattoni is building an industrial building near Bruner Avenue and Bermuda Road, which is more than 600,000 square feet. The facility has been labeled both Project Hope and Project 56 in the city’s documents, and has been under construction since 2017.
Henderson’s spokesperson Kathleen Richards confirmed that Amazon was working with Panattoni to create a fulfillment center in the city.
“The City is excited to welcome one of the largest e-commerce and technology companies on the planet to the community, bringing quality jobs and helping to strengthen and diversify southern Nevada’s economy,” she said. “Amazon’s investment in Henderson makes our city even more attractive to similar high-caliber companies looking to relocate or expand to our area.”
In November of 2017, Panattoni filed a letter with the city, claiming that the project would be an office, as well as a warehouse and distribution center. The letter said that the building would be for ‘a large internet supply company.”
This particular area has experienced a large construction boom recently, though whether or not that has anything to do with the placement of a major Amazon building, and neither Panattoni nor Amazon made a comment on the matter.
Still, it’s no surprise that Amazon is continuing to expand, as they generally spread out whenever they can. What will be included in this Henderson fulfillment center is up for debate, though we can probably assume that it will be similar to other fulfillment centers that Amazon has erected around the country. But as for when the fulfillment center will actually be completed, there’s no information on that either.
Yet, Henderson will probably benefit from its presence nonetheless. It generally pays quite well to have a huge and profitable company plant a flag in your backyard, after all. Still, until Amazon comments on the situation, it’s a mystery as to why they chose Henderson in particular to erect a new fulfillment center. Perhaps this is a sign that they have more plans for the Nevada area sometime in the future?