Amazon may soon make a huge delivery in the South Sound.
The Seattle-based online retailer, one of the largest in the world, is reportedly eyeing a 98-parcel in DuPont, according to a report today from Kathleen Cooper and Christian Hill in The News Tribune.
The Puget Sound Business Journal originally reported that the 92 acres in DuPont was sold last week for $26.1 million to Indianapolis-based Duke Realty, which is associated with Amazon:
DuPont Mayor Michael Grayum said that after the sale, the development was named Project Granite, and the size of a planned warehouse was downsized from 1.6 million square feet to 1.4 million square feet. He said between 630 and 950 people could work in the building.
Amazon already has a South Sound distribution center in Sumner that opened last year. Adding another would no doubt be an economic boon to DuPont and the region.
Then again, all those new people will add pressure to roads and other infrastructure that are already struggling to keep up with development, particularly in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord area.
So we ask you, Patch users, what to you think? If the report is true, would Amazon be a good fit for the DuPont-Lakewood-Lacey-JBLM area? Tell us in the comments.