ORLAND, Calif. – The Amazon warehouse near Orland is aiming to open in just a few weeks.
Businesses there that could soon see a much needed economic boost.
This is what the Amazon warehouse used to look like three months ago, and this is what the warehouse looks now.
They’ve already made improvements including a place where delivery trucks can come in and out of the warehouse.
The City of Orland is just up the road from the airport, and they say the impacts they’ll feel from Amazon renting this warehouse will be beneficial.
“Orland delivery station as they call it, they’ve got the management hired and they’re stacking up on the warehouse right now,” said City Manager Peter Carr.
When the warehouse opens, they’re hoping to fill around 200 jobs.
“Full time and part time jobs, looks like 100 jobs in the warehouse and 100 jobs on the road,” he said. “In Orland, we’ll have a few semi-trucks coming in during the night, and then dozens of delivery vans taking off in the morning, of course we hope they’ll do their refueling in the city because taxes from refueling pay for the police and fire and the streets and other common services.”
Carr stresses that even though the warehouse isn’t being built within the city limits, it’s still going to benefit the people here.
And at Taqueria Don Sammy, they’re hopeful that the Amazon warehouse will bring more customers to eat more tacos, but not just to their restuarant but to help their community as a whole.
“We are waiting to see if it will impact the Taqueria in a good way,” said Manuel Montalvo, a chef for Taqueria Don Sammy.
“Not just for the taqueria but all the other places here in Orland,” he said. “So that investment into the town increases, and so that the people here have more jobs.”
“When amazon finishes, you know more people will come, and the city will grow,” said Montalvo.
And that’s exactly what Orland is hoping for.
“Orland is uniquely positioned to be able to help absorb that,” said Carr. “Because we have the land, and the zoning and we welcome steady growth. We expect that it’s going to be just as exciting as we anticipated all along.”
The City of Orland says this amazon warehouse should be opening up within the next month.
Orland says they’ll try to partner with Amazon to have a refueling partnership that could benefit both parties.