Markham Amazon project could serve as redevelopment model for other towns

Amazon is investing $290 million in its facility on nearly 140 acres south of 159th Street between Dixie Highway and Interstate-294, Agpawa said. The online retailer has said it plans to hire about 1,000 people to work at the facility when it opens in late 2021.

The e-commerce giant’s other suburban fulfillment centers in Matteson, Monee, University Park and elsewhere in Will and southern Cook counties occupy greenfield sites that were farm fields prior to being developed…Please click here to read Ted Slowik’s column in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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