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Amazon asks to convert big Boise warehouse

Amazon applied with the City of Boise to convert a portion of a former distribution center in Boise near the airport for its use.

The application asks to do interior demolition in the nearly 80,000 square foot building. The permit lists Amazon as the owner, and it indicates the project will build out a “DID2 Delivery Station”.

An email asking Amazon what, exactly a DID2 Delivery Station is netted a reply that said the company didn’t “have anything to share at this time.”

The application with the City of Boise values the permit at $47,900. It only includes demolition, not future buildout.

[Amazon said to be a positive factor in possible sale of Boise shopping center]

The company lists several Boise jobs on LinkedIn – most related to delivery and logistics operations.

The company also asked for permits for a modular delivery station in Nampa late last year. Amazon did not respond to the Idaho Press’ requests for comment on that project.

Amazon also plans a large-scale distribution center in Nampa. The company won’t comment on that either – but the signs overwhelmingly point to the retail giant’s involvement.

Amazon faced increasing pressure in recent months about its treatment of workers. It made a promise to boost base wages to $15 per hour, but worker strikes and protests raised concern over labor practices.

The online retailer jostles with Apple and Microsoft for the title of world’s most valuable company.

A Nebraska TV station went inside a delivery station in Omaha with a carefully orchestrated media tour:

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