Want your packages faster? Amazon last-mile delivery facility coming soon in Roanoke


We’re learning more about what the new Amazon last-mile delivery facility would mean for the everyday consumer.

If you’ve ever wanted to get your package faster, the Amazon last-mile facility coming to Roanoke could certainly help.

Construction on the facility is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks, with the goal being to get it up and running before the holidays.

We spoke with Marc Nelson, the Director of Economic Development for Roanoke City, who is looking forward to the development.

“When Amazon invests in your community, it shows that your community is growing and that there are positive attributes that they see in it. I think it’s a really great thing for us.”

Not only will the facility be speeding up the delivery process, but as Nelson said, there will be a boost.

“It also brings another major carrier into the community and overall it brings jobs and investments and it kind of is a good indicator for the community as to where we are going and how we are growing.”

Amazon recently purchased 50 acres from Deschutes Brewery on Blue Hills Drive, where it’ll eventually be located. However, the possibility of more in the future isn’t out of the question.

“Will they bring additional resources here? We will most certainly pursue that. That’s something if we can find a way to bring more of an amazon presence here we will certainly do that,” Nelson said.

Roanoke City officials said there are already trucks at the facility’s site and that we’ll be seeing them out and about in the Star City soon.


Roanoke city leaders have announced the development of an Amazon last-mile facility on Blue Hills Drive.

Officials said construction on the facility is scheduled to start in the coming weeks with launch plans still in the early stages.

We’re told Amazon purchased 50 acres of land from Deschutes Brewery on Blue Hills Drive for the development.

“The City is the ideal location for an Amazon last-mile facility due to its proximity to the interstate, infrastructure and available workforce,” said Marc Nelson, Director of Economic Development for the City of Roanoke.

10 News’ Kelly Marsh is working for you to learn more about the development and what it means for the everyday consumer. This article will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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Kelly Marsh joined the team in July 2023.

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