Y'town makes another bid to snag TJX distribution center


With TJX Companies Inc. reconsidering its option to develop a $160 million HomeGoods warehouse in Lordstown, Youngstown officials are offering the company a 315-acre site on the city’s East Side for the facility.

The company rejected that location as being too small, but city officials have put together a larger, 315-acre piece of land for consideration, Mayor Jamael Tito Brown said Wednesday at a city council meeting.

“When I heard the project might be dying in Lordstown, we wanted to make an offer,” Brown said.

The proposal includes a 10-year, 75-percent real-property tax abatement that would save TJX about $5 million as well as $5 million in water and wastewater grants, Brown said.

The proposed location is on the city’s border with Liberty and Hubbard taking up the former Lansdowne Airport and surrounding property, said T. Sharon Woodberry, the city’s director of community planning and economic development.

“TJX already considered the site, but it didn’t make it to the next round,” Woodberry said. “But we’re offering it again with more space.”

Read more about the matter in Thursday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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