Perhaps you heard that Amazon.com Inc. is working to build a second substantial central Arkansas project (first reported by the Arkansas Times back in October).
We can tell you the Seattle-based Internet retailer hasn’t bought the site for its fulfillment center near the northeast corner of U.S. 70 and Arkansas 391 — yet.
But the location, which borders the eastern edge of North Little Rock not far from the Galloway exit on Interstate 40, is under contract.
In advance of that purchase, site work at 13001 U.S. 70 is in full swing under the supervision of Alston Construction Co. of Collierville, Tennessee.
According to Amazon trackers, a million-SF fulfillment center will be situated on part of a 154-acre tract owned by Tulip Farms Inc., led by wheeler-dealer Jimmy Winemiller.
The Galloway project is among 39 fulfillment centers around the nation that Amazon is forecast to open during 2021.
The facility is labeled a large, non-sortable fulfillment center, as opposed to the small sortable fulfillment center under construction at the Little Rock Port Industrial Park scheduled to open next year.
Both flavors are typically supported by 1,000 or so employees.