Amazon launching new delivery station in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A fourth Amazon delivery station is coming to Colorado, and Springs residents are the lucky recipients.

The online giant announced Wednesday it would be opening a new facility in Colorado Springs later this year. The news comes on the heels of Amazon's announcement that it would be making one-day shipping the norm for Prime customers.

11 News partner The Gazette reports the delivery station will be built on 19 acres at the Colorado Springs Airport and is expected to be completed in mid-September. When finished, the warehouse will be 66,000 square feet -- the size of a large grocery store -- and is expected to employ roughly 600 people.

CF Capybara, a company created by New York-based Fortress Investment Group, bought the site for $2.01 million and is leasing it to Amazon, The Gazette reported. The company also bought an adjacent 70-acre parcel but has not said what the second purchase is for.

Amazon released the following statement Wednesday:

"Amazon Logistics today announced it will open its fourth Colorado Delivery Station located in Colorado Springs. The new station will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in the surrounding area. Delivery Stations enable Amazon Logistics to supplement capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery capabilities to support the growing volume of customer orders. Additionally, the station will create hundreds of work opportunities for small businesses and independent contractors.

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This is Amazon Logistics’ fourth Delivery Station in Colorado and joins the existing four Fulfillment and Sortation Centers, Prime Now Hub, Tech Hub, Amazon Air Hub and 19 Whole Foods Market store locations."