STOP Amazon's Fulfillment center in the City of Sunrise, Fl.

STOP Amazon's Fulfillment center in the City of Sunrise, Fl.

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Citizens of Sunrise United for community preservation started this petition to City of Sunrise Florida officials and

The community of Sunrise, Florida hereby stands in opposition to the proposed Amazon fulfilment center project currently being considered for approval. The proposal for this project indicates they would be occupying 128 acres (the equivalent of 98 football fields!!) and the structure would be 10 stories high. The sheer size of this structure alone speaks highly against what our great city of Sunrise represents. We are known for having clean, serene, safe, and quiet neighborhoods. Our town can be considered a tucked away gem in the South Florida oasis where families reside, children can safely play outside, and at the end of each day we can rest our heads and ease into the night.

According to Amazon representatives this immense structure would be fully operational 24 hours per day/ 7 days per week / 365 days per year.  Think about the semi-trucks with back up beepers, power generators, running engines, hydraulic brakes, motorized gates and the influx of traffic from the proposed “1,000 employees” and their vehicles coming in and out of this facility on a daily basis, traveling in and around our homes and neighborhoods.  Ladies and gentlemen we are facing 480 semi-trucks plus up to 1,000 passenger vehicles every day.  This is according to Amazon, but in comparison to the nearest Amazon Fulfilment Center in Opa Locka these figures are grossly underestimated.  We personally have witnessed 32 semi-trucks coming and going from the Opa Locka facility per hour which equates to potentially 768 semi-trucks per day, that is nearly double the amount Amazon is telling us.  This proposed facility is supposed to be at least 3 times the size of the Opa Locka Fulfilment Center. Amazon is also telling us that the proposed facility will employee 1,000 full time employees.  A simple Google Search for the number of employees at the Opa Locka facility states there are 1,500 full time employees there, a site that is 1/3 the size of what is being proposed here in our back yards.   


All of this would undoubtedly lead to extreme wear and tear on our roads, increase the risk for accidents, and largely impact the air quality and the noise in our community, leading to health concerns for our residents.  The “1,000 jobs” they are proposing will undoubtedly have a negative impact on our small businesses in the area.  If you are a small business owner, consider the possibility of losing employees to this warehouse operation.  Employee testimony reports the working conditions at these Amazon facilities are grueling.  A worker at a North Carolina facility describes her shift as “I feel like I’ve been hit by a garbage truck.”  Research indicates that in their attempts to massage their way into our community, Amazon is selling us Fool’s Gold.  Amazon is simply not being transparent with the information they are providing about this project and the operation within. 

Based on similar projects across the country, they will most likely be asking for 10-20 years of tax relief/PILOT (Payments In Lieu Of Taxes) for this project. This would result in minimal, if any, tax benefit for the City of Sunrise while we bear the additional costs of maintaining infrastructure and services required in the interim.

There is no place for a project/operation of this magnitude in a residential neighborhood such as ours. According to our city noise ordinance sections 9-22, the maximum permissible sound levels for the City of Sunrise is 55-60 dBA in residential areas. As it stands our studies show that we are currently averaging a sound level of 57-58 dBA. Ladies and gentlemen, this is without having this enormous facility and it's operation towering over us. Alternate sites for this project in the South Florida region exist and have been identified. These sites not only offer the spacing Amazon is asking for, but they also do not infringe upon residential communities as they are solely industrial sites. We stand firm in preserving the neighborhood/community essence of the City of Sunrise.   

Our safety, tranquility, health, and quality of life is greatly at stake here. Please join us in rejecting this project. The soul of the City of Sunrise shall not be compromised!

 

 

 

 

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