ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Amazon’s arrival in New Mexico may actually be a bigger deal than originally stated – at least in terms of sheer physical size.
When the e-commerce company confirmed last week that it is building a fulfillment center in Bernalillo County, it described the facility as measuring 465,000 square feet. But public records show the warehouse – described as Project Chico in some official filings – may actually be five times larger than that.
The five-story building will have an “area of footprint” of 2.58 million square feet, according to the building permit application filed with the county and obtained by the Journal through a public records request.
The area of footprint is the usable floor area, according to Enrico Gradi, deputy county manager for community services.