The City of Elk Grove has joined the Sacramento region in trying to lure Amazon to build their next headquarters in the greater Sacramento area. Elk Grove submitted its proposal that includes 267 acres in the Southeast Policy Area, also known as SEPA. The proposed location would be near Kammerer Road and the future extension of Lotz Parkway, to Kammerer Road, in the southern edge of the city.
Project is expected to consist of a $5 billion, 8 million square foot headquarters, that would employ over 50,000 people once completed over the course of 10 years. The initial phase is expected to be completed by 2019, with between 500,000 to 1,000,000 square feet of facilities.
The city of Elk Grove is banking on the SEPA plan to change the jobs to homes ratio in the city, which is one of the worst in the region. The plan calls for an estimated 25,000 jobs. The Amazon project would more than double that.
If accepted, the project, coupled with the still vacant mall and casino, would transform the city into a major player in the area. To view the full proposal, click here