Amazon Eyes Upstate N.Y. for Distribution Center

After months during which town officials and developers in Schodack, N.Y., remained "tight-lipped on who would fill a 1 million-square-foot distribution center, Amazon was identified as the tenant Monday evening," the Times Union reported. The revelation occurred during a Town Planning Board meeting at which tenant representative Eric Murray confirmed Amazon is working with Scannell Properties to build a 1,015,740-square-foot space for a fulfillment center on 116 acres southeast of Albany.

Andrea Martone, a spokesperson for Scannell Properties, said: "It's too premature in the process to comment. They just don't want us to comment."

"If the project does go forward, Amazon is very careful to work with community partners," Murray said.

Last week, the Rensselaer County Industrial Development Agency, without disclosing who the prospective tenant might be, "said it planned to offer the developer a 50% cut on its property taxes over a 10-year period, a deviation from its typical property tax incentive plan," the Times Union wrote.

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