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Is Amazon Looking to Move Into Woodbridge?

The giant etailer may be making a play for an Avenel warehouse, according to a NJBIZ report.


Is Amazon looking to move into Woodbridge?

The giant online etailer is rumored to be looking into a warehouse in the Avenel section of Woodbridge, according to a report on NJBIZ.com.

KTR Capital Partners announced in January that they were building a $200 million Amazon warehouse in Robbinsville Township, with the facility to open sometime in 2014. The same corporation is said by a source speaking to NJBIZ to have a contract to purchase the old C&S Wholesale Grocers building, located on Blair Road in the Avenel section of the township.

C&S closed their doors

If the deal goes through, the Avenel site, the second in the state, is said to offer hundreds of local jobs. The C&S facility is approximately 500,000 sq. ft., NJBIZ said.

Amazon crafted a deal with Gov. Chris Christie in May of 2012, in which in exchange for the New Jersey warehouses and Economic Development Authority (EDA) tax incentives, Amazon would begin collecting sales tax on purchases made by New Jersey residents.

That will happen sometime in 2013. New Jersey will join 13 other states where sales tax is collected on Amazon purchases.

There was also no word on whether the Amazon location in Woodbridge will be eligible for Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) arrangements that Mayor John McCormac makes with many businesses.

That means that corporations pay the municipal government a flat rate for a set number of years. The businesses are exempt from paying Board of Education (BOE) taxes for the same time period, by far the largest portion of Woodbridge homeowners property tax bill.

The numerous PILOT programs in Woodbridge means that township taxpayers pay higher BOE taxes so they can make up the tax difference to the BOE.

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Marina February 16, 2013 at 11:48 AM
@docbear.....Slyfox is NOT right. Nowhere near. Matter-of fact look at the math example the state supplies. I guess that's wrong too. Another Mac rump kisser here.
slyfox1961 February 16, 2013 at 05:01 PM
@I have spoken: since you have an obvious reading comprehension issue, try reading this SLOWLY and maybe you will get it. "The assessed value of a home varies tremendously from town to town. Each town used a different method of computing the tax bill based on the assessment." Of course the tax web site example is correct. What I am saying is that EACH TOWN uses a DIFFERENT method of computing the tax based on the ASSESMENT formula they use, THEREFORE you CANNOT compare one town to the next UNTIL YOU convert each town's assessment into an apples to apples comparison. The average home in Woodbridge is assessed at 75k; it is different in Sayreville, and different yet again in Edison, because EACH town uses a different computation. Why is that so hard for you to comprehend?
OFFICIAL BUSINESS February 20, 2013 at 12:45 AM
You will never get the truth from Woodbridge Township on Anything!
unknownauthor February 22, 2013 at 12:48 PM
@gam and Official business. If you know the lot and block number(s), go to the Tax Office at 1 Main St and look at the tax books. It will show who is getting the tax bil and for how much. Then go back in thr records and see if the ownership has changed, as well as the rate.
Nicole Raposo March 01, 2013 at 07:58 PM
I think they should put a amazon warehouse in Avenel & Rahway

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