New plan emerges for ‘Amazon’ land on Grand Island [Video]

The owners of the land where Amazon once proposed building a massive distribution center want to develop it into a large-scale warehouse complex.

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. — There's a new proposal to develop some land on Grand Island where Amazon once sought to build a massive distribution complex, but then abandoned the project amid community opposition.

"One door closes, another opens, and we're excited and anxious to get something together here on this site and I think the time is right," said Michael Huntress, Vice President of Acquest Development LLC of Amherst, whose family has owned the land which borders Long Road and the New York State Thruway for 30 years.

Differences between the projects

In a meeting with town board members on Thursday, Huntress outlined his company's proposal to build a more than 1 million square-foot, high-bay warehouse facility. It would be one story in height.

By comparison, Amazon wanted a four-story structure …

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