Amazon to open delivery center at Colorado Springs airport

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, an airplane flies over the Amazon sign at the Amazon fulfillment center on Staten Island borough of New York. AP Pho

In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, an airplane flies over the Amazon sign at the Amazon fulfillment center on Staten Island borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Amazon plans to open a new delivery center on property purchased from the Colorado Springs Airport.

The Gazette reported that a purchase agreement was finalized Tuesday for 19 acres at the airport.

Documents say CF Capybara, a subsidiary of New York-based Fortress Investment Group, bought the site for $2.01 million and will lease a building on the property to Amazon.

The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department issued a building permit last week for a 66,000-square-foot (about 6,132 square meter) warehouse that is scheduled to be completed in mid-September at a cost of nearly $6 million.

The center could employ 600 people and will replace a temporary tent operation.

Amazon Logistics said in a statement that the site is expected to open in 2019. It will be the fourth Delivery Station in Colorado. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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