NORTH RANDALL, Ohio - The main structure of the new Amazon fulfillment center in North Randall is just about complete and it is ENORMOUS. Clayco Construction company has been working on this project since August 2017.
Below are some photos shot earlier in the planning stages of the project.
This new operation is bringing 2,000 new full-time jobs to the former Randall Park Mall location.
Amazon currently employs more than 4,500 full-time hourly associates at its two existing Ohio fulfillment centers in Etna and Obetz.
Amazon employees at the more than 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items such as electronics, toys and books.
“Words cannot begin to express what Amazon’s commitment to the development of its fulfillment center means for the Village of North Randall,” Mayor David Smith said. “This is a generational project that not only redefines the future of our community but the future of more than 2,000 Cuyahoga County residents who will be employed at the facility.”
Read full article by: Darcie Loreno of Fox 8: Amazon planning new fulfillment center in North Randall, bringing 2,000 full-time jobs
A 10-story hotel built by mall developer DeBartolo Corp. in North Randall in 1973 on a site next to the former Randall Park Mall has been acquired by an affiliate of Industrial Commerce Properties Corp. of Solon and Industrial Realty Group of California as part of the massive Amazon warehouse project.
Through S.L. North Randall Site One LLC, developers Chris Semarjian and Stuart Lichter, respectively, closed on the purchase of the property at 4600 Northfield Road from the Village of North Randall on Friday, Oct. 6, according to Cuyahoga County land records available online Monday morning, Oct. 9.
Semarjian said in a phone interview the pair plan to raze the hotel and sell sites on the five-acre parcel to food-related and other retailers that might be attracted by the $177 million fulfillment center that the Seattle-based e-commerce firm is having built next door.
The center is expected to employ 2,000 people when it opens, perhaps as early as the second half of next year.
Asked why the redevelopers of former corporate headquarters and industrial plants were willing to undertake such a task, Semarjian said, "Amazon will be a very large neighbor that wanted to see the hotel go away. This made them more comfortable with the site."
Read the full strory about this hotel by Stan Bullard: North Randall hotel sold for Amazon-linked redevelopment
Watch the video below to see our perspective of the Randall Mark Mall demolition.