A new development project for the Naugatuck Valley includes plans for the addition of a massive Amazon distribution center, local and state officials said Tuesday.
Amazon, in partnership with Bluewater Properties, plans to build a fulfillment center on a large undeveloped parcel of land that straddles Naugatuck and Waterbury.
According to Amazon, these centers can range in size from 600,000 to a million square feet.
Gov. Ned Lamont, Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary, and Naugatuck Mayor N. Warren “Pete” Hess released a statement Tuesday that said Bluewater Property Group has been selected as part of a joint collaboration between the state and local governments to develop a plan for the Waterbury/Naugatuck Industrial Park and the proposal includes hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of investments in a warehouse and distribution facility.
Local and state officials said the proposal could have a significant economic impact and could create up to 1,000 new jobs.
“This project, if approved, has tremendous upside for Waterbury, Naugatuck, and residents throughout the region,” Lamont said in a statement.
Officials said the proposed project will need approvals on the state and local levels and the public will have several opportunities to weigh in.