FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Online retail giant Amazon will continue to expand its presence in Northeast Indiana with a large warehouse facility.
Officials with the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority say they completed the sale of approximately 137.93 acres of land to IXD Fort Wayne, LLC and Indianapolis based Ambrose Property Group.
The land will be developed into a brand new, $60 million, 629,186 square foot facility for Amazon.
“The Airport Authority is committed to supporting the economic growth in our region, and we are excited to see Amazon position themselves near Fort Wayne International Airport – strengthening our position as the logistics hub of Northeast Indiana,” Airport Authority Board President Barry Sturges said.
The site of Amazon’s newest warehouse is located on Airport Expressway between Smith Road and Coverdale Road, right across the way from Franklin Electric.
“Allen County is excited and honored to have a leading name such as Amazon locate here in Fort Wayne. Our involvement with the developers to meet their needs proves that Allen County can offer prospective businesses the kind of workforce, infrastructure, and location that is able to compete with any community in the country. We look forward to working with Amazon and seeing the tremendous economic benefits and employment opportunities this project will bring.” The Allen County Board of Commissioners said in a statement.
Officials say the future Amazon site was assembled by the Airport Authority over a number of years in order to protect the Airport.
Details on when groundbreaking for the project or its estimated completion have not been released yet.