Amazon is spending $500,000 to reconfigure its Manteca-based Prime Now facility.

The permit for the remodel was the largest issued by the City of Manteca in May.

The 91,134-square-foot distribution/delivery center in the Pacific Business Park at 2403 W. Louise Ave. is just west of the Manteca Unified School District complex.

The location is now in its third year of providing Prime Now delivery service to Manteca, Lathrop, Ripon, and other points in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties such as Stockton, Modesto, and Tracy that are within an hour’s drive of the Louise Avenue site.

Prime Now has a somewhat limited offerings compared to the larger fulfillment centers. It offers 25,000 items across 25 categories for such things as groceries, household items, electronics, gifts, seasonal items, and more.
Demand for Amazon deliveries have skyrocketed since mid-March when stay at home orders went onto effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon, to handle the demand, leased a 158-space truck parking yard about a mile to the north in the CenterPoint Business Park near 5.11 Tactical for use as a staging area for Amazon delivery vans and contract delivery drivers.

There were 205 permits issued in May with a combined value of $16.8 million. Among them were permits for 39 single family homes with a combined construction value of $13.4 million. The biggest category for permits was residential solar installation. There were 48 solar permits with an overall value of $885,441.

Permits currently in review include $200,000 for parking lot improvements for the former Phillips Auto Care site that is now known as Sunshine Auto Care on Moffat Blvd. The firm that has been doing heavy duty truck and trailer services for the past year or so has a dirt parking area for the trucks.

Sometimes when the lot is full trucks are sometimes parked temporarily along Moffat along with up to five other trucks whose drivers use Moffat for parking when they are not making runs.