CHURCHILL, Pa. —
UPDATE: Churchill Borough Council voted 5-2 to approve the proposed Amazon Warehouse during a special meeting Tuesday night.
Hillwood Development wants to create a $300 million Amazon warehouse at the former Westinghouse site. There will be more than 1,000 employees and nearly 700 truck trips per day.
For months, there has been a debate in the borough over it.
“Please do no harm,” said Sandy Fox, who said she lives less than 1,000 feet from the site. “Please protect our lives and protect our environment.”
Supporters said the facility will bring new jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenues that would help Woodland Hills School District.
Others put signs in their yards and protested in front of the borough building,
Those in opposition said there are more than 400 homes surrounding the site and two nearby schools. Their top concerns are excessive pollution and traffic.
“This development will be harmful to people and that’s all they need,” Fox said.
On Tuesday, the Churchill Borough manager declined to talk on the record but said the special meeting was virtual. Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reached out to the developer.
Fox said if the council votes to move forward with the plans for the Amazon site, she and a group of neighbors will appeal the decision.
“We’re not giving up because this is too important,” she said.