Amazon has set up shop in Halifax Regional Municipality.
According to online provincial property records, the multinational technology giant purchased a lot which encompasses 180 Thornhill Dr. and 40 Oland Court in Dartmouth in late March.
The Burnside property was previously owned by O’Regan Properties Limited and was snapped up by Amazon Canada Fulfillment Services for $3,961,300.
It appears that Amazon is looking to establish a new warehouse/fulfillment centre at the site, as the company has listed job postings for warehouse workers and associates in HRM online.
Maggie-Jane Spray, a spokesperson for HRM, said a demolition permit as well as a renovation permit have been issued for the site.
AECOM, an engineering consulting firm with an office in Halifax, filed the demolition request on Nov. 16, 2020.
“The demolition permit includes the following: the demolition of a 600 square-metre separate building at the south side of main building, which is connected to the main building by pedway,” Spray said in an emailed statement. “The portion being removed has a separate civic address of 40 Oland Court.”
Spray noted the renovation permit was issued “to renovate an industrial building.”
When reached Monday, Coun. Tony Mancini (Harbourview-Burnside-Dartmouth East) said in an email that he does not know “a whole lot” about the Amazon facility going up in Burnside.
“We were expecting Amazon to make an announcement but that hasn’t happened,” Mancini added.
The Chronicle Herald reached out to Amazon for comment, but did not receive a response prior to publication.
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