Boxwood Road Project
Covering 3.8 million square feet of space and five stories high, the Amazon fulfillment center on BOXWOOD ROAD is one of the largest Amazon facilities in the North America. The fulfillment center features all of Amazon’s latest technology, including Amazon Robotics using artificial intelligence and machine learning to automate key aspects of the fulfillment process.
Take an outdated and out of service General Motors Auto Assembly Plant and position the property favorably to the next landowner and tenant (Amazon).
After investigating the property’s potential, Harvey Hanna bought the site in October 2017. The noted potential for the site was in its heavy industrial zoning and close access to the interstate highway system. During 2018 planning sessions, the HHA team designed 4 distribution centers, including a 1 million square foot building, that would span the entire 142-acre property site. After full remediation and re-positioning of the Boxwood Site, HHA sold 88 acres of the site to Dermody Properties in November of 2019. Early in 2020, HHA sold the remaining acres of the site to Dermody Properties for future development opportunities.
Boxwood Road At a Glance
Acquired / Sold
2017 / 2020
COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC IMPACT RESULTS
Total employment when center opened: 500 employees
Current employment: 3,000 full-time employees
Tax Revenue: State & Local – $18M year (estimated), Transfer Tax – $1.25M
The fulfillment center’s opening has reinvigorated the long-shuttered and dormant former General Motors plan and is once again working as an economic engine for Delaware.
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