Amazon cancels potential Gaithersburg distribution center plan

Amazon confirmed on Tuesday evening that it has canceled a potential plan to develop a distribution center in Gaithersburg.

Headlines regarding the potential facility began circulating in the spring shortly after the online retail giant scrapped plans to bring a similar facility to Prince George’s County.

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The proposal would have brought a $92 million facility to Montgomery County, and reportedly would have created 850 jobs.

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Amazon’s footprint in the D.C. metropolitan area has been steadily growing since it expanded its headquarters to Arlington’s Crystal City neighborhood in 2019.

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In addition, CEO Jeff Bezos purchased a $23 million house in Northwest D.C. in 2016.