By David Staats, Rachel Space and Sally Krutzig
JUNE 03, 2021
It’s official. It was no secret, but the companies weren’t talking until now. A big building going up on West Franklin Road in Meridian is an Amazon local distribution station.
Boise’s Adler Industrial LLC this week confirmed that it is developing a “last-mile” Amazon deliver station at 2316 W. Franklin, about a mile from Interstate 84’s Ten Mile interchange.
The station is one of several Amazon has been setting up around the Treasure Valley. The company opened its first in 2018 in Nampa and its second in 2019 near the Boise Airport.
Amazon has developed a particular fondness for Franklin Road. The 2316 W. Franklin station is three miles east of the giant regional fulfillment center Amazon opened last fall on Franklin in Nampa. Amazon announced last month that it would build another last-mile station at 2490 E. Franklin, just west of Eagle Road in Meridian.
The 2316 W. Franklin station will have 140,000 square feet — the same as the one planned at 2490 E. Franklin. That’s a bit larger than a Target store, a bit smaller than a Fred Meyer.
Adler expects the 2316 W. Franklin station to be completed early next year.
“They have designed this building to include parking areas equipped with the latest in vehicle charging stations for their state-of-the-art electric fleet of vans.” said Michael Adler, president of Adler Industrial, in a news release.