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Amazon Plans To Redevelop Pontiac Silverdome Site, Here's What We Know Now

(CBS DETROIT) - Plans to redevelop the 130-acre Pontiac Silverdome into Amazon's fulfillment center and delivery station have been released.

Amazon hopes to break ground this year and the project would create 1,500 full-time jobs and several hundred part-time jobs.

According to a press release from Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman, first steps in the process were completed Wednesday night as the Pontiac Planning Commission considered granting a special exemption permit for the site to be used as a warehouse, distribution and fulfillment campus.

Waterman called the potential development and pairing with Amazon a "great match."

Read the full press release here.

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