Kenosha council approves Amazon proposals

CREATED Oct. 8, 2013

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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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Information from: Kenosha News, http://www.kenoshanews.com