DEPTFORD – An “underutilized” shopping center here has lost a bid to lease 300 parking spaces to Amazon.
An appeals court recently upheld two decisions by Deptford’s zoning board and a state judge that prevented Amazon vehicles from using about a third of the parking lot at Deptford Commons.
The Deptford clash is at least the second dispute in a South Jersey town over parking for Amazon vehicles. A New York-based developer earlier this year withdrew an application, strongly opposed by residents, to park 218 trailer vehicles outside a closed shopping center in Willingboro, the Grand Market Place.
In Deptford, Amazon had agreed to a two-year lease in November 2018 for parking spaces at a Clements Bridge Road complex with a vacancy rate of about 36 percent, according to