Amazon recently announced that it will establish a last-mile delivery station along Mound Road, near 14 Mile Road in Sterling Heights. The 576,000-square-foot building is located at the Liberty Park Commerce Center.

Amazon recently announced that it will establish a last-mile delivery station along Mound Road, near 14 Mile Road in Sterling Heights. The 576,000-square-foot building is located at the Liberty Park Commerce Center.

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Amazon announces upcoming delivery station along Mound

By: Eric Czarnik | Sterling Heights Sentry | Published July 24, 2020

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STERLING HEIGHTS — Amazon plans to bring a greater presence to Sterling Heights’ doorstep, offering the region hundreds of new jobs, city officials said in a July 15 announcement.

The online megaretailer says the new last-mile delivery station, which it plans to open in September, should help packages and deliveries arrive more quickly to metro Detroiters. The company said Amazon Logistics will be able to expand its delivery abilities, especially when it comes to flexibility and capacity.

The delivery station’s 576,000-square-foot building will be located at Liberty Park Commerce Center, on Mound Road, near 14 Mile Road. Amazon added that the delivery station will create hundreds of new full-time and part-time jobs.

Sterling Heights Senior Economic Development Advisor Luke Bonner predicted in a statement that Amazon will be both a prominent tax base and a job producer, adding that the company plans to recruit new employees next month.

In a statement, Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor said he was excited to see Amazon set up one of its first delivery centers nationwide in Sterling Heights.

“Obviously, Sterling Heights represents a significant customer base for Amazon, which certainly influenced their decision to select our city as the site for this delivery station,” Taylor said. “But the skilled workforce we enjoy here was also a major contributing factor. Our skilled labor in southeast Michigan, particularly in Sterling Heights, is second to none.”

Amazon’s new delivery station property site was assigned as a brownfield redevelopment project, and Sterling Heights approved the brownfield plan for that area in 2018. The plan was intended to clean up the site so that developer Ashley Capital could put an industrial building there, city officials said. Prior to that, the city said FedEx had considered moving there at one point, but plans fell through.

Stacy Ziarko, the president and CEO of the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce, said it is hard to characterize how much of a victory the news is for the city and region. While she doesn’t know the exact number of people who will be newly employed as a result, she said they will likely include many from Macomb County.

“Amazon is a worldwide leader in shipping and industry and retail, and that’s what our community can use,” she said.

Find out more about Sterling Heights by visiting www.sterling-heights.net or by calling (586) 446-2489.

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