Is Amazon Looking at the South Bend Region?

Published Thursday, February 7, 2019

Could online retail giant Amazon be coming to South Bend?

A document filed recently with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, and others filed with the South Bend Building Department, suggest an Amazon Delivery Center may indeed end up near the airport, on the city’s northwest side.

The state document says the Amazon Delivery Center would be located in a warehouse at Adams and Mayflower roads, as part of a Great Lakes Capital business park. The Amazon facility would fill 84,200 square feet of the building and employ 103 people.

Documents filed with the city also suggest Amazon has plans for South Bend.

The city’s building commissioner, Chuck Bulot, said in an email that “although we were not given confirmation that this renovation (build-out) is for Amazon, the submitted plans indicate the project is indeed for Amazon.”

A site plan review, conducted before issuing permits, was completed Wednesday and notes were forwarded to the developers, Bulot said.

Read full story by Caleb Bauer in the South Bend Tribune