Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Big warehouse, possibly for Amazon, eyed in Beloit
An Atlanta firm that has developed at least seven large facilities for online retailer Amazon may build a millionsquare-foot warehouse and distribution center in Beloit.
The development is being eyed for 80 acres in the Gateway Business Park near the interchange of I-43 and I-9039.
This week, the Greater Beloit Economic Development Corp. agreed to sell the site for $80 to Seefried Industrial Properties Inc., of Atlanta. The City Council, meanwhile, approved a development agreement with the firm.
Neither the economic development group nor the city have said the warehouse would be for Amazon, but almost all of the buildings of a million square feet or more listed among Seefried projects on the company’s website have been built for the retailing giant.
Amazon has been opening warehouses across the country as it expands and as it enrolls more customers in its Prime service, which features quick delivery of online purchases. The company is building a 2.6 million-square-foot distribution center in Oak Creek, and has a 1.5 million-square-foot center along I-94 in Kenosha.
The Kenosha facility had about 2,500 employees as of January. The Oak Creek distribution center could employ up to 1,500.