Plainfield Amazon distribution center plan clears P&Z

The Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a site plan for a planned Amazon distribution facility after lingering questions concerning sidewalks, traffic and sight lines were addressed. The commission’s vote marked the last major town-level hurdle for the project and clears the way for permitting and eventual construction by BL Companies for the Exeter Group, the project’s applicant, on a section of the former dog-racing track at 137 Lathrop Road. “I’m estimating they’ll need up to 600 people, from sorters to drivers to managers and these are jobs that start out at $15 an hour,” he said. Winstanley Enterprises, a Concord, Massachusetts, investment and development company that serves as landlord for several office spaces and warehouses in New England, bought the track in November 2017 from BVS Plainfield Investors LLC for $3.37 million.

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