UPS ramps up expansion plan with 100,000 more SQF

A UPS employee scans a package |

By Allison Colburn – Reporter - Real Estate & Economic Development, Jacksonville Business Journal

Aug 15, 2018, 7:59am

Plans submitted to the city on Tuesday detailed a 373,000-square-foot expansion that would add three loading wings to its 532,046-square-foot facility at 4420 Imeson Road. Two years ago, when the expansion was first announced, the company had planned a 260,000-square-foot expansion.

The city approved a permit in 2017 for $25 million of work at the site. Horizontal construction has already started. Atlanta-based Kajima Building & Design Group Inc. is the general contractor. A UPS representative was not immediately available for comment. In 2016, the company received city incentives totaling $4.3 million to expand and upgrade their logistics center and create 10 full-time jobs with an average wage of $50,675 by December 31, 2020. That includes a Recapture Enhanced Value grant based on 50 percent of the increase in real and personal property taxes generated at the project site.

UPS spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg said “at the time that the project will allow the distribution hub to increase the number of packages it can process per hour from 60,000 to 80,000.” More than 1,650 full and part-time UPS employees work at both the hub and its adjacent four package centers, according to a UPS news release.