Warehouse plan could bring 1,000 jobs to Tennessee city

Amazon warehouse employee, Photo Date: December 1, 2014 / Cropped Photo: Scott Lewis / CC BY 2.0 / (MGN)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Leaders in a Tennessee city are expecting at least 1,000 jobs to be created based on a recently submitted warehouse plan called "Project Iris."

News outlets report Atlanta-based development company Seefried Industrial Properties has filed a rezoning request with the Memphis and Shelby County Board of Adjustment. The company has developed facilities for Amazon, Best Buy and Mercedes-Benz in the past. The board plans to review the application at its Sept. 25 meeting.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland tweeted that the facility will bring "new life" to the city.

The plan uses the code "AR SORT FC." Amazon has abbreviated its Amazon Robotics Division "AR." The code could be short for "Amazon Robotics Sortable Fulfillment Center."

Amazon hasn't said whether it's planning to build a facility in Memphis.

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8/30/2019 7:13:23 PM (GMT -4:00)