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Report: Medina among 4 sites being considered for $300 million Amazon project

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 August 2020 at 8:56 am

Medina is being considered for new Amazon warehouse after the company withdrew its plan to build in Grand Island.

Buffalo Business First reported that Medina is one of four locations in Western New York being considered for the project, with the STAMP site in nearby Alabama and sites in Chautauqua County also under consideration. Click here for a link to the article.

The Orleans EDA tweeted the article from Buffalo Business First and said the Medina Business Park already has the zoning and infrastructure in place for the project.

Amazon encountered community resistance in Grand Island for the 3.8-million-square-foot warehouse, with concerns raised about traffic and impact on the environment. Amazon offered the town $10 million for project approval, in addition to what the company would be paying in taxes.

But on Wednesday, the project was withdrawn. The company told Channel 2 (WGRZ) in Buffalo the opposition wasn’t a factor. The company instead is looking at other locations due to possible cost increases at Grand Island. Amazon said it is no longer looking at sites in Erie County for the $300 million project.

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