Surprise! We now know who will occupy the new sprawling 1 million-square-foot building across North Normandy Boulevard from the Amazon fulfillment center — and the company is AMAZON!
That’s right. Amazon has effectively doubled its presence in Deltona. Word of Amazon’s intention to use the nearly finished facility comes from Deltona Economic Development Coordinator Jerry Mayes.
“Two-point-four million square feet in Deltona. This is a big win for this city,” Mayes told The Beacon.
There is not yet word when the new building will be opened for employment and operations.
Amazon moved into its 1.4 million-square-foot fulfillment center in the Portland Industrial Park in 2020. An estimated 1,500 people work at the Amazon fulfillment center, which operates around the clock almost every day of the year.
Last spring, construction of the 1 million-square-foot building on the east side of Normandy Boulevard began, but the incoming user was not disclosed. The owner of both of the Amazon buildings is Seefried Industrial Properties, an Atlanta firm.
Asked why Amazon has two buildings in Deltona, Mayes said the new warehouse will stock merchandise different from those of the fulfillment center.
Asked about the newly added presence of Amazon in his city, Deltona Mayor Santiago Avila Jr. said the huge global company is helping more people outside Deltona.
“There are some [Deltonans working at Amazon], but the majority are not Deltona residents,” he said.
Avila said he wants to see more workplace development in Deltona Village, a 140-acre business-planned-unit-development (BPUD) now anchored by the Epic Theatres to the north of the Amazon properties. The mixed-use spread is to include retail/commercial businesses, restaurants, offices, light industrial firms and apartments. The City Commission earlier this month capped the number of apartments in Deltona Village at 414.
I hope they add more restaurants to the deltona area. Even near deltona walmart area. Even a major gas station near 415 and Howland Blvd. Would greatly benefit that area where gas stations are needed. And traveling without running back into town to get gas and then go back to then take 415.
I agree ! We really NEED a Buck-ees !!
Yeah actual restaurants , not fast food crap
They will never get restaurants not enough lunch crowd not enough worker’s in deltona they all work in Orlando.
They are literally two giants warehouses and stores right there
The area around the Amazon warehouses is a missed opportunity for Deltona. Close to I-4 and Deland, anchored by the Epic Theater, this would have been perfect for restaurants and shops. Instead the Deltona community gets warehouses and apartment buildings.
Small minds ruined Deltona. The “management”(?) is more interested in kickbacks and accumulation of personal wealth, ever since its inception.
Delrico 5 businesses and 5 million homes.
Deltona is one of the most corrupt cities in Florida.
If a business isn’t with the last name of Lopez or Rodriquez it will Not be allowed! 4 Puerto Rican families run this crappy town!
And you guys run the rest so quitcher bitchin
Geez Amazons name is not Lopez or Rodrigues
The name of the city should be changed to Spictona to match its Sanctrary city status.
Richard Arnette, if this is such a “crappy town”, why don’t you leave and move to a less crappy town!
Deltonians could have used a nice non fast food resturant, and a publix. I love Deltona. 5 years living here.
I’ve lived here in Deltona all my life and I absolutely hate it. City commissioners are corrupt, and any business you need to do you must travel to orange city/Debary or Sanford. Most expensive water bills in the state and highest crime in Volusia. Just a real dump. Absolutely disgusting place to live.
Agreed!!!! Bring back “Tar and Feather” and run the bastards out of town. The Courts are just as corrupt, so they are just as useless.
Instead of complaining, why not unite to get the necessary stores in Volusia…
Five Below; Einstein Bagels; TJ Max; Marshall’s; @Home; a Wawa gasoline station; Bravo supermarket; Sadanos supermarket; WholeFoods; Sprouts; Michael’s. Stores that will give the young and seniors an opportunity to help themselves. And make the community a better place. Put a POSITIVE vibe in DELTONA.
“UNITY IS WHERE THE STRENGTH IS”
The city will go along with the citizens and then pass their own laws after hours. Deltona is a lose-lose situation.
My first time in Deltona; DeLand was where Hendrick Motorsports used to test for Daytona. This must be why they were out of commission. Testing, testing one, two ,three. Cost me a lot of Mayhem with my boyfriend at the time. Nobody knew what the fuck was going on!
I just did!
OK so let me get this straight. Deltona was incorporated in 1995 so for the last 27 years it’s been run by majority white establishment a Puerto Rican is elected to be the new mayor in November and we’re gonna blames Puerto Rican for Deltona’s bad situation, shaking my damn head.