Documents show Amazon may plan another warehouse in Memphis

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Amazon may be preparing for a second facility in Memphis; a new building permit application names the online sales company as the tenant for a $10 million renovation of the warehouse at 5155 Citation in Southeast Memphis.

That’s the 400,000-square-foot warehouse that most recently housed AT&T Entertainment Group Supply Chain.

The building was nearly emptied out by Wednesday. Ohio-based Myron Bowling Auctioneers just completed an auction of the facility’s pallet racking and material-handling equipment.

Winning bidders have until the end of July to collect the items they bought, auction official Tom Bowling said.

Calls to Amazon and commercial real estate agents involved were not returned Wednesday. A representative of the Economic Development Growth Engine of Memphis and Shelby County was unaware of any plans by Amazon for the warehouse.

The thick set of building plans filed with the Office of Construction Codes did not name Amazon as the tenant. But the documents showed detailed construction drawings for the renovation.

The document showed detailed plans for the main cavernous warehouse space as well as training and conference rooms, bathroom, main-entry vestibule and areas for items like projection screens, battery charges and metal detection equipment.