FedEx awaits decision on plans to build new $20M facility in Maple Grove


If its plans are approved by the City of Maple Grove, shipping giant FedEx plans to to deliver a new $20 million sorting and distribution center and about 300 jobs to the Twin Cities suburb.

According to the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, the project is new 276,400-square-foot facility that will be a FedEx SmartPost operation. The new facility will replace a smaller facility FedEx leases in Brooklyn Park.

The Journal says SmartPost is a growing FedEx service for business customers that ships and sorts light-weight package that are usually not time-sensitive.

Those packages are generally delivered to local U.S. Post Offices for the "last mile" of delivery.

While FedEx didn't exactly specify how many workers it will have, it is planning on making room for 332 parking spaces.

Gene Bygd, a special assets manager for the owner of the land where the new facility will be built, says "the project would bring nearly 300 jobs to the community and enhance the tax base -- both positives in our opinion."

The Maple Grove City Council will announce its decision in March.

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