Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes ofwebsite accessibilityAmazon warehouse construction in Clay nearing an end | WSTM
Close Alert

Amazon warehouse construction in Clay nearing an end

Drone photo of the Amazon warehouse in Clay. (Courtesy CNY Central)
Drone photo of the Amazon warehouse in Clay. (Courtesy CNY Central)
Facebook Share IconTwitter Share IconEmail Share Icon
Comment bubble

The $350 million Amazon warehouse on Morgan Road is almost complete, and packages could be shipped to you from the warehouse in just a few months.

That’s according to Town of Clay Supervisor Damian Ulatowski. He spoke to a developer working on the nearly 4 million square foot building and tells us that the launch date is set for August 27th.

“We’d all like to see a rebirth of Central New York and this kind of project could be the catalyst for that,” said Ulatowski.

On Thursday, July 1st trucks will start making their way to the facility, and a set of new three-color traffic lights will be put into use. Ulatowski says he does not expect there to be unmanageable traffic in the area. He says he looks forward to the online retail giant’s presence in the area

“Something of this magnitude really puts us on the world stage,” said Ulatowski.

“With Amazon being one of the largest employers, retailers, whatever you want to call them, in the world and all of sudden we find them right in our backyard. It’s an exciting time.”

For local businesses in the area, it could mean more customers. Ulatowski says he’d like to see the local economy grow.

“It can do a lot more for the town of clay by bringing in spin off businesses,” said Ulatowski.

Employees at the warehouse will work alongside robotic technology to pick, pack, and shop customer orders. An Amazon spokesperson says hiring will take place late this summer.

Comment bubble

The site, which has 62 loading docks, is expected to generate millions of dollars in tax revenue for local municipalities.

Loading ...