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No, Amazon does not have plans for a 'hub' in Springetts

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch
FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2010, file photo, an Amazon.com package awaits delivery from UPS in Palo Alto, Calif. Amazon, which hooked shoppers on getting just about anything delivered in two days, announced Thursday, April 25, 2019, that it will soon promise one-day delivery for its Prime members on most items. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

An Amazon spokesperson on Monday shot down social media rumors that the company planned to build a warehouse in Springettsbury Township.

Facebook was abuzz this past week with talk a planned "Amazon hub" that some claimed would be built at the location of the old Fincor building at 3750 E. Market St.

But there was little evidence to substantiate that claim.

In fact, Amazon spokesperson Andre Woodson said, “That’s not in our real estate tracker. That would not be us.”

The rumors seemed to have stemmed from a November 2019 proposal by BL Companies, a transportation planning and civil engineering firm.

Rumors began to spread last week about an "Amazon hub" being build in Springettsbury Township. The company said that isn't true.

The company, which has a history of working with Amazon, proposed at a Nov. 21, 2019, planning commission meeting demolishing the building and constructing a 246,000-square-foot warehouse.

However, even back then, BL Companies representative Kestra Kelly stated that “currently there is no end user for the warehouse," according to meeting minutes.

Mark Hodgkinson, Springettsbury Township manager, said he was aware of the rumors about Amazon expressing interest in building a warehouse.

But the township has not been in contact with Amazon, he said.

Recently, though, Amazon has made plans expand its warehouses in suburbs and cities throughout the country.

In September, the company announced it planned to open 1,000 delivery hubs near suburbs and cities to bolster its delivery network, Business Insider reported.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.