We are particularly proud of this announcement as it comes on the heels of the opening of the recently completed Meadowville Interchange and the Meadowville Technology Parkway that is under construction.
Richmond, Va. (PRWEB) December 22, 2011
Timmons Group, an ENR 500 Design Firm and a leader in civil engineering consulting services, is pleased to announce that online giant Amazon.com Inc. is planning to open two distribution centers in the Richmond area next fall that would employ a total of 1,350 people. The $135 million investment in Chesterfield and Dinwiddie counties is Virginia's largest single economic development deal since 2004 in terms of job creation. The official announcement by Amazon and Governor Bob McDonnell was made public this morning. Amazon, based in Seattle, plans to invest $85 million to open a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in the Meadowville Technology Park located in eastern Chesterfield. That fulfillment center will employ about 1,000 people.
Timmons Group congratulates Chesterfield County for bringing Amazon to the Meadowville Technology Park. Team members from Timmons Group have worked closely with members from the Chesterfield County EDA and Department of Economic Development since the park’s inception and is proud to have served the County in their pursuit of this important project. “We are particularly proud of this announcement as it comes on the heels of the opening of the recently completed Meadowville Interchange and the Meadowville Technology Parkway that is under construction,” said Tim Davey, Principal with Timmons Group. Timmons Group completed the preliminary designs and permits for the interchange and has provided comprehensive surveying, engineering, permitting, landscape architecture and construction administration services for the parkway.
Timmons Group is also proud to have worked closely with Seefried Properties who is developing the site on behalf of Amazon and USAA Real Estate. Team members from Timmons Group assisted with the site evaluation and selection, including preliminary designs for multiple locations before settling on the preferred location. Services provided included full surveying, environmental permitting, engineering and landscape architecture for the selected site within the park. Seefried, Timmons Group and Chesterfield County completed the full design and “fast track” approval of the 100-acre site plan within approximately three weeks and just before Thanksgiving. The fast track approval process in Chesterfield County allowed the developer to reach successful negotiations with a site contractor prior to today’s announcement.
For more information on this project, please contact Tim Davey, PE at (804)200.6954 or tim.davey(at)timmons(dot)com.