Amazon plans to build a 1 million-square-foot warehouse distribution center in north San Marcos, the second Amazon facility in the college town.
The warehouse, called SAT6, will be built on a 71-acre site in the Whisper planned development district. At Fortuna Road and Yarrington Road, it will be on the opposite side of town as the city's Amazon fulfillment center, which was built in 2016.
The project is expected to be finished in the next nine months, in September 2021, and to start distributing online orders the same month, according to Community Impact.
San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson and the City Council noted the high environmental impact the facility would bring to town, expressing a preference for electric car-charging stations and solar panels.
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