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Amazon proposing 2nd delivery facility in Metro Grand Rapids

Plans set for review at Walker Planning Commission
Posted at 7:55 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 11:10:35-04

WALKER, Mich. — Amazon is looking to expand its footprint in West Michigan by building another massive delivery warehouse.

Plans for the facility were published by the Walker Planning Commission.

Amazon, along with developer Visser-DEG say they want to put a 113,000-foot building on a 33-acre piece of land across from Kenowa Hills High School. If approved, the new campus would sit at 4 Mile Road and Hendershot Avenue with nearly 1,100 parking spots for employees and delivery drivers.

In the proposal, Walker Community Development Director Frank Wash says the site would be active 24/7, with 3 shifts of workers expected once the facility is operational.

City planners also say that the Northridge Drive connection project will help alleviate traffic flow issues. That construction is expected to wrap up this fall. An extension of Hendershot Avenue to Northridge is expected to happen if the Amazon facility gets the green light. Other road projects in the area could be paid for by Amazon.

In a letter to the Planning Commission, Wash says that the project is, "important to the ongoing development" happening in that area of Walker.

The Planning Commission is set to review the proposal this Wednesday.