Hundreds of jobs expected with new Amazon distribution site in Mount Pleasant
A new Amazon warehouse is now under construction in Mount Pleasant and is expected to bring hundreds of new jobs to the Hudson Valley.
The warehouse on Route 9A will be the second Amazon distribution site in Westchester County.
According to Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi, the $99 million project is being built on what used to be the Green Valley Nursery.
Despite the snow and cold temperatures, construction crews are hard at work, digging down deep because the site will have a two-story garage underneath the facility.
Once it's completed, Amazon expects to employ over 100 people at the location. And on top of the jobs, another perk this faculty is bringing to the town is money.
Supervisor Fulgenzi says once it's up and running, it will generate $1.5 million in property taxes. "It's a big name for the town of Mount Pleasant. Amazon coming into the town of Mount Pleasant. I think it's a positive thing for the town," says Fulgenzi.
Construction started about six months ago, and the project is expected to take about two years.