UPDATE: Tues 4:56 AM, Dec. 17, 2013
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. plans to develop a second distribution center in Kenosha.
The $62 million project would add around 575 full- and part-time jobs.
Zohrab Khaligian of Kenosha's Community Development Department said Tuesday a development firm hired by the Seattle-based online retailer has filed a proposal with city officials.
Khaligian tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the 500,000-square-foot facility would be built in conjunction with a 1 million-square-foot distribution center approved in October by Kenosha's Common Council.
The first distribution and order fulfillment center has an estimated cost of more than $200 million. That center is expected to have around 1,100 jobs by 2015.
ORIGINAL STORY: Tues 11:11 AM, Oct. 18, 2013
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- Plans for an Amazon distribution center are moving forward in Kenosha.
The City Council unanimously approved a series of proposals for the $250 million project Monday night. The council has authorized $18 million in tax incremental financing and approved a development grant agreement and conditional use permit.
The developer, KTR, will lease the property to Amazon. The 1.5 million-square-foot warehouse will mean 1,100 full-time jobs for Kenosha and beyond. Mayor Keith Bosman tells the Kenosha News about 850 jobs will be warehouse positions.
KTR vice president, Jeff Zygler says they hope to have the distribution center operational by next fall.
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