Amazon.com is spending more than $1.8 million on renovations for a “delivery station” in Eagan as the online retailer continues to stake its claim in the Twin Cities.
According to a building permit application the city received in April, Amazon has plans to improve the around 140,000-square-foot office space and warehouse it is leasing at 2811 Beverly Drive, which is off of Hwy. 55. An attorney representing the company has been in contact with city officials, but City Council approval was not needed for the renovations, said city spokesman Tom Garrison.
An Amazon spokeswoman declined to comment on the project.
As part of the interior improvements, the company is asking for special venting for vehicles to help with air circulation, Garrison said. RJM Construction is the contractor for the project.
Earlier this month, Amazon announced a technology development office in Minneapolis. It is also opening a nearly 1 million square-foot fulfillment center in Shakopee later this year after it already opened a 150,000-square-foot sorting center in Shakopee last year. In 2015, the retailer rolled out one-hour delivery in parts of the Twin Cities.