Amazon HQ2? Mysterious "Project Rocket" Takes Another Step Forward Outside Atlanta
Because of the sheer size of the project, engineers had to seek approval from the state through the Development of Regional Impact process.
Warbington said the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Georgia Road and Tollway Authority approved the project, as long as the developers would spend $15 million on “transportation improvements” to better the city’s infrastructure.
Laurel David, the attorney representing the engineering firm, told city officials during Tuesday night’s meeting that the improvements would “significantly improve the traffic” in the region. She said “five or six” trucks would be leaving the facility every hour.
“This is a very efficiently run building,” David added.
About fifteen or so residents who live in a nearby community — attended the meeting and spoke against the newly proposed facility. Their main concern was traffic issues of a facility operating on a 24/7 basis.
“We shouldn’t have to deal with roaring all night,” resident Amelia Jackson said.
It seems as much of today’s speculation of who the tenant could be has been focused on Amazon. If so, the next question we ask: Is the facility Amazon HQ2 or a fulfillment center?