Amazon is expanding its operations in Staten Island one year after the online delivery company backed out of a deal with New York City to locate a new campus in Long Island City, Queens.

Amazon has leased 450,000 square feet of space for a delivery station next to its existing fulfillment center on Staten Island, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed to Gothamist.

"We are excited to increase our investment in Staten Island with a new delivery station to speed up delivery times for customers, and provide hundreds of job opportunities for the talented local workforce," the spokesperson said in a statement. The site will open this year.

Packages are moved to the delivery station and then loaded into trucks for the "last mile" of the order process, according to a spokesperson. The station is intended to speed up how quickly packages are delivered.

The new space will be located next to the $100 million, 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center, which opened in 2017. At the time of the announcement, the fulfillment center was expected to bring 2,250 full-time jobs to New York City. The company got $18 million in tax credits for that expansion.

The Amazon spokesperson did not have additional information about how many jobs the new delivery station would bring, if Amazon received tax credits for the latest expansion, and how much money the new space would cost.

The latest Staten Island center comes nearly a year to the day after the company stunned New York City when it backed out of a deal to build a Long Island City campus. The company was slated to get some $3 billion in tax breaks and incentives to bring 25,000 to 40,000 jobs to the city. The deal was met with fierce opposition from activists and politicians; one neighborhood group Queens Barrio said it planned to "make it impossible" for the deal to go through. When the deal was scrapped, Governor Andrew Cuomo blamed a "small group of politicians" for what he described as a "lost economic opportunity."

Staten Island Borough President James Oddo told Crain's New York Business, which first reported the news: "The Amazon experience from a Staten Island perspective has been a positive one."

"We call the west shore, the jobs coast," Oddo told Crain's.

According to a report last November, Staten Island's existing mega-warehouse was found to have five times the national average of serious injuries per total hours worked among all workers. The average Occupational Safety and Health Administration rate of injuries among general warehouse workers is about one-third of the frequency seen at Staten Island's center, the report found. (An Amazon spokesperson said at the time the "snapshot of injury recordings is misleading given the size of our workforce.")

City Hall and the state agency Empire State Development did not immediately respond to questions about whether Amazon received tax credits. We'll update this article when we hear back.