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Md. planning commission OKs logistics center, thought to be Amazon fulfillment center

July 19th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

A plan to build a 4-million-square-foot warehouse — believed by neighbors to be an Amazon fulfillment center — in Westphalia, a young community in Prince George’s County, Maryland, just took a step forward.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Thursday night approved an addition to Westphalia Town Center in Upper Marlboro with conditions relating to architecture, sound walls and landscaping.

All indications show that the planned center along Maryland Route 4 at Melwood Road near the Capital Beltway will be an Amazon fulfillment center, but because of a nondisclosure agreement, that has not been confirmed.

The approval Thursday night followed presentations, public comment and discussion that lasted about nine hours.

3 Responses to “Md. planning commission OKs logistics center, thought to be Amazon fulfillment center”

  1. July 19, 2019 at 9:48 pm, Brian said:

    Right where they need the jobs what’s the unemployment rate in Prince George’s County about 3%


    • July 21, 2019 at 10:34 am, mac said:

      > That center would never be built in this area as there is not a large enough pool of potential employees to draw from.
      The problem is that those jobs are horrible and many either get fired for not keeping up with the work quotas or they quit in disgust at the treatment they receive.
      This is not idle speculation, I know, I worked at the Staples center, in Hagerstown for 14 months until I quit. The pace of the work is relentless and management are always out for more. These places are highly computerized and they won’t hesitate to hand you a readout of your performance at any time.
      That’s all I’m saying about Staples but from what I read Amazon is more of the same, if not worse.
      I pity those people who are desperate enough to need to apply there.


  2. July 19, 2019 at 9:50 pm, Brian said:

    Maybe the state will help out by starting a bus service from Cumberland to these jobs


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