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Amazon Commits to Its Largest Chicago-Area Warehouses

Amazon plans to open a three-building distribution center on the site of the former Maywood Park horse track, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday.

It will be Amazon’s largest distribution center near Chicago, less than two miles from the city limits.

Seattle-based Amazon will reportedly move into all of the approximately 623,000 square feet at Chariot Logistics Center in Melrose Park. Construction of the 40-acre warehouse development, by Atlanta-based Ridgeline Property Group, is expected to be completed by month’s end.

The industrial development’s name harks backs to the property’s nearly seven decades of harness racing, before closing in 2015. On Maywood Park’s northern edge, locally-based GW Properties plans almost 16 acres of retail.

Ridgeline was represented in negotiations by Cushman & Wakefield’s Larry Goldwasser, Colin Green, Matt Cowie and Michelle Maguire, the Tribune reported. Goldwasser confirmed that the space was leased to an unidentified single tenant.

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