San Antonio: Amazon Last Mile Distribution Center Project Secures Zoning
Feature Photo: An Amazon Last Mile Distribution Center. Courtesy: Amazon.
by Adolfo Pesquera
San Antonio (Bexar County) — A proposed warehouse to be located in north central San Antonio that involves construction of a 141,360-square-foot facility was identified today as a future Amazon “Last Mile” distribution center.
Ashley Farrimond, the attorney representing the landowner, discussed the project by Zoom conference with the Zoning Commission as part of a request to change the C-2 commercial zoning to the more intensive “C-3 with a Conditional Use for Warehousing.”
VBX first reported this project in this Nov. 9 article where the ownership was identified as Interpark Associated Ltd., an entity that Renaissance Partnership Ltd. has an interest in as a general partner. Renaissance Partnership Ltd. is controlled by Isidoro Korngold, chairman of Intercontinental Wealth Advisors.
Located northeast of the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and West Avenue, and about a block west of U.S. Highway 281, the Amazon warehouse will be located on a 54.56 acre tract that is heavily wooded.
Residents in the neighborhood west of West Avenue expressed concerns about the potential for truck traffic noise, however, city staff citing a sound engineer’s report said the sound mitigation plan presented by the developer had adequately addressed that.
A 200-foot natural buffer of the existing trees and understory, as well as some new landscaping, will suppress the sound of truck traffic within the complex. Along Interpark Boulevard (the northern boundary) there will also be a 45-foot natural buffer.
Most traffic generated by employees and tractor-trailers will come on and off of the Wurzbach Parkway frontage road, Farrimond said.
Referring to a map of the planned distribution center, Farrimond added that the area in pink (east of the warehouse) would be for the large tractor-trailers making deliveries. A second parking lot west of the warehouse would be reserved for the private vehicles of employee sorters and administrators.
The largest parking lot, located to the north, will be for the blue Amazon vans that make home deliveries, and for the van drivers to park their personal vehicles. Those drivers would come to work via Interpark Boulevard but exit on their assigned routes via Wurzbach.
Site development of this project–listed with the city as Wurzbach Parkway Parcel Hub Warehouse–was assigned to the San Antonio office if Kimley-Horn civil engineers.
Adolfo Pesquera (Reporter/Editor) is a veteran news journalist. He has worked for Hearst Corp., American Lawyer Media, News Corp and Freedom Communications. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the USA. He is a journalism graduate of UT-RGV. He writes, edits and creates digital pages for VBX.