Isett delivered for one of the world leaders in delivery services. Amazon called on our Civil and Project Management & Construction Services (PM&CS) departments to help develop large parking areas for drivers and delivery vans at a 70,000-square-foot distribution facility in Humboldt Industrial Park North near Hazleton.
Coincidentally, Isett was instrumental in construction of this same building, with our Survey, Civil, Structural, MEP, and PM&CS departments offering services to the owner, Tri-Mountain Ventures.
The firm had hoped to locate a medical marijuana operation there but that effort fell through. Tri-Mountain changed course and leased the building to Amazon, which identified this property as ideal for a distribution center to complement the company’s large warehouse in nearby Humboldt Industrial Park.
Our Civil group laid the groundwork for a 291-space employee parking lot just north of the building, and a 253-space lot for Amazon delivery vans just to the south. The team provided site design and land development services, while our partner on the project, Site Services Group of Moosic, modified NPDES permits and planned stormwater accommodations.
Tri-Mountain also looked to Isett’s PM&CS group to serve as an owner’s representative and manage the construction process. Site Services Group completed construction—valued at about $4 million—in 110 days.
The improvements include access roads, stormwater basins, lighting, minor landscaping, and most importantly adequate parking for Amazon’s van delivery service and employees. Amazon previously paid to stage the vans at various properties in the Hazleton area and shuttle drivers from the Humboldt facility.
This location works well for Amazon in another sense. The facility was initially built with an unusually strong power supply that would have been needed to cultivate the medical marijuana production process. Turns out the power supply will still be useful to Amazon, as it carries out its vision for all vans to be electric-powered. Isett assisted in building the electric infrastructure needed to support a fully electric fleet in the future.