Amazon distribution center in East Norriton receives final approval

During the April 27th meeting of East Norriton’s Board of Supervisors, the Amazon distribution center planned for the former Wal-Mart on Germantown Pike in the township received its final approval.

A representative of Amazon provided some details on how Amazon plans to utilize the space. The space is really two adjacent buildings, a former Pep Boys and the former Wal-Mart, and together they total approximately 130,000 square feet. Amazon is going to demolish the former Pep Boys which is approximately 30,000 square feet.

Amazon then plans to move the loading docks from the Hilltop Avenue side of the Walmart building to the Germantown Pike side of the building where Pep Boys had been located. This moves the loading docks away from a residential neighborhood and allows for easier access for the trucks off Germantown Pike.

Amazon also plans to provide customers the opportunity to pick up packages at this location.

Amazon also committed to providing “bump-outs” on the sidewalk along Germantown Pike. The sidewalk has utility poles blocking access and Amazon will basically make sure there is at least 4′ of sidewalk where the poles are located.