Churchill warehouse cancellation was a business decision

HEY CHANDY WHEN THE PROPOSAL WAS ESSENTIALLY TAKEN AWAY AMAZON DECIDING NOTO T PUT THAT WAREHOUSE HERE IN CHURCHILL AT THE FORMER WESTINGHOUSE SITE MANY BLADME A GROUP CALLED THE CHURCHILL FUTURE TO GROUP MADE COMIDING AGENCY OF TURNING OF CHURCH AHTMAZON TELLS US THAT WAS NOT THE CASE. I SEE IT AS A REALLY BAD MOVE THAT’S GOING TO HTUR THE TAX BASE THAT WAS COULD HAVE BEEN GENERATED FROM THIS FOR WOODLAND HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICTS. PRIMARILY THE STUDENTS WHO WOULD HAVE BENEFITED FROM THIS PROGRAM TURTLE CREEK. MAYOR ADAM 4G SHARING HIS DISAPPOINTNTME AFTER FINDING OUT AMAZON WAS NOT GOING TO BE PUTTING A WAREHOUSE IN THE OLD WESTINGHOUSE SITE AN OPPORTUNITY. ATTH WOULD HAVE BROUGHT NEAYRL 1500 JOBS AND ATTRACT WORKERS FROM SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES, INCLUDING TURTLE CREEK AND 4G SAYS BROUGHT IN. DOLLARS FOR SCHOOLS. THERE’S A TWO MILLION DOLLAR OPPORTUNITY EVERY YEAR FOR WOODLAND HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN OUT OF THIS CAKE HARRIGAN HILL IS ONE OF MANY CHURCHILL RESIDENTS THAT TEAMED UP TO FIGHT THE WAREHOUSE SANGYI THE TRAFFIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO HER NEIGHBORHOOD. I THINK SOMETHING THAT GOT OVERLOOKED REPEATEDLY WAS THE DANGER TO ANY KID ANYBODY WALKING ANYBODY JOGGING ANYBODY TRYING TO ENJOY BEING OUTSIDE WITH ALLF O THESE 18 WHEELERS GOGIN AROUND. I LIVE WITHIN 900 FEEOFT AND I WILL BE DIRECYTL IMPACTED AND MAYBE PEOPLEN I TURTLE CREEK CAN FEEL THEY HEAV A BUFFER ZONE, BUT WE’RE THE BUFFER ZONE AMAZON TELLS PITTSBURGH’S ACTION NEWS 4 PULLING DECRIUS THE PLUG A BUS BY ANY COMMUNITY FACTORS BY THEM NOT COMING THE BURDEN’S FALLING ON THE KIDS OF WOODLAND HILLS AND THAT’S NOT FAIR AND AS A TEACHER, I MEAN ALSO IN MAYOR IT’S EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING. NOW AMAZON TELLS US THEY WERE IN THE BEGINNING STAGES OF THE PROJECT HERE. AND AGAIN JUST TO REITERATE THEY SAY THEY PULLED THE PLUG SOLELY BASED ON BUSINESS. THAT WAS A BUSINESS DECISION. THEY DO SAY THOUGH THAT THEY LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PITTSBURGH AREA LEIV IN

Amazon: canceling Churchill warehouse project was ‘business decision’

An Amazon warehouse that was set to go into the former Westinghouse site in Churchill, is no longer happening and Amazon said the decision was based solely on business. “I see it as a really bad move that’s going to hurt the tax base, which could’ve been generated from this, for the Woodland Hills School District,” said Turtle Creek Mayor Adam Forgie. “Primarily the students who would’ve benefited from this.” Forgie said he was disappointed in hearing the news that Amazon would no longer be building a warehouse in Churchill. The warehouse was expected to bring in nearly 1,500 jobs, attracting workers from Churchill and surrounding communities, including Turtle Creek. “It was a $ 2 million opportunity every year for the Woodland Hills School District that would’ve (come) out of this,” said Forgie, who is also a teacher. A number of Churchill residents banned together to create the group ‘Churchill Future,’ to organize against the warehouse coming into their neighborhood. “I think something that got overlooked repeatedly, was the danger to any kid, anybody walking, anybody jogging, anybody trying to enjoy being outside with all these eighteen-wheelers going around,” said Kate Carrigan-Hill, a Churchill Future member. Amazon said they were only in the early stages of the project, and look forward to continuing a “great relationship” with the Pittsburgh region.

An Amazon warehouse that was set to go into the former Westinghouse site in Churchill, is no longer happening and Amazon said the decision was based solely on business.

“I see it as a really bad move that’s going to hurt the tax base, which could’ve been generated from this, for the Woodland Hills School District,” said Turtle Creek Mayor Adam Forgie. “Primarily the students who would’ve benefited from this.”

Forgie said he was disappointed in hearing the news that Amazon would no longer be building a warehouse in Churchill.

The warehouse was expected to bring in nearly 1,500 jobs, attracting workers from Churchill and surrounding communities, including Turtle Creek.

“It was a $ 2 million opportunity every year for the Woodland Hills School District that would’ve (come) out of this,” said Forgie, who is also a teacher.

A number of Churchill residents banned together to create the group ‘Churchill Future,’ to organize against the warehouse coming into their neighborhood.

“I think something that got overlooked repeatedly, was the danger to any kid, anybody walking, anybody jogging, anybody trying to enjoy being outside with all these eighteen-wheelers going around,” said Kate Carrigan-Hill, a Churchill Future member.

Amazon said they were only in the early stages of the project, and look forward to continuing a “great relationship” with the Pittsburgh region.

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