(CBS DETROIT) – Plans to redevelop the 130-acre Pontiac Silverdome into Amazon’s fulfillment center and delivery station have been released.
Amazon hopes to break ground this year and the project would create 1,500 full-time jobs and several hundred part-time jobs.READ MORE: Search Effort To Find Zion Foster, Missing Detroit Women
According to a press release from Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman, first steps in the process were completed Wednesday night as the Pontiac Planning Commission considered granting a special exemption permit for the site to be used as a warehouse, distribution and fulfillment campus.READ MORE: Woman Found Dead On Sidewalk In Macomb Township
Waterman called the potential development and pairing with Amazon a “great match.”
Read the full press release here.MORE NEWS: 2 Ice Fishermen Rescued After Trapped By Open Water In Michigan's Thumb Region
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