New, mystery employer to bring nearly 2,000 jobs to Tucson

New, mystery employer to bring nearly 2,000 jobs to Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now)

The Tucson City Council is expected to pave the way with zoning approval and water hookups for a new employer to lease a newly built warehouse at the Port of Tucson on the southeast side near Valencia and Kolb Road.

The new 900,000 square foot, state-of-the-art distribution center is expected to bring 1,500 new permanent jobs and up to 1,900 jobs during the peak holiday season in November and December.

Pima County and Tucson City officials, along with Sun Corridor, have signed non-disclosure agreements that prevent them from talking about the project until a formal announcement is made, which could happen in mid-May or early June.

The center will be built across the street from the Port of Tucson rail yards with easy access to Interstate 10.

The center will distribute a wide array of products to the Tucson community including automotive, appliances, electronics, software, toys and video games, groceries and even including, alcohol.

Alcohol delivery is relatively new for companies like Amazon Prime that recently expanded its one hour alcohol delivery to 20 cities, including Phoenix.

According to a letter, which gives a project overview, it will have a floor area of just under 900,000 square feet, have parking for nearly 400 big rigs, and 2,500 cars.

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The distribution center will be home to what is described as a state-of-the-art robotic storage system, similar to many distribution centers, such as the four Amazon distribution centers in Phoenix.

Seefried Industrial Properties, Inc., an Atlanta based company that builds state-of-the-art warehouses, will build the center. However, who will occupy it has not been disclosed.

A call to the company was not returned.

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