LUBBOCK, Texas — Public records indicate a construction permit with an estimated value of $24 million has been requested from the City of Lubbock. Bid documents from a private contractor indicated the project is for Amazon.
The City of Lubbock documents said the proposed address is 1110 East Hunter Street which is inside the Lubbock Business Park (not too far from the Lubbock airport). It was described as a 278,670 square foot commercial building.
Oakland Construction posted bidding documents online for something called Project Martillo in the Lubbock Business Park. The specific address in the bid documents matches the exact address in the construction permit.
On August 26, in a special meeting of the Lubbock City Council with the board of the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, LEDA approved a letter of intent with BH Devco for Project Martillo. Project Martillo is also mentioned by name in the construction permit.
BH Devco claims on its website to be a developer for “iconic brands” including Amazon.
The bid documents from Oakland Construction provide detailed plans for a proposed “sortation facility” with 78 loading docks, 341 trailer parking stalls, and a parking lot big enough for 283 cars.
The bid documents from Oakland Construction include the name and logo of Amazon.
Online job postings now include warehouse workers for Amazon in Lubbock.
The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance would not confirm or deny information related to Amazon or anything else at the proposed site. However, public records on the LEDA website indicated BH Devco plans for the building to be occupied in the first quarter of 2022.
The City of Lubbock said the permit cannot be approved until a plat is finalized at the Lubbock County Courthouse – a process that can take weeks. The construction permit was requested on November 10.
After the initial publication of this story, Daniel Martin, Amazon Spokesperson, said:
Amazon is a great place to work with highly competitive pay, benefits from day-one, and training programs for in-demand jobs.
We are constantly exploring new locations and weighing a variety of factors when deciding where to develop sites to best serve customers, however, we don’t provide information on our future roadmap.