Council members in Middletown will consider proposals tonight for an Amazon.com facility that could employ hundreds of people.
Preliminary land-use plans and a warehouse permit are up for consideration, as well as possible tax incentives for the online retailer. The Middletown Transcript and The News Journal have reported that Amazon.com has applied to the Delaware Economic Development Office for $3.5-million in taxpayer-funded grants to build the facility, which would be constructed off Route 301 at a 76-acre site. According to The News Journal, nearly 850 people could be hired at the Amazon.com distribution center, which could be open in less than a year. Middletown Town Council meets tonight at 7:30 at Town Hall, 19 West Green Street.