Churchill neighborhood fights back against Amazon expansion

CHURCHILL, Pa. — A proposed Amazon distribution center would be at the former George Westinghouse Technology and Research Park in Churchill.

However, just across the street from the property, you’ll find signs in people’s yards that oppose this plan altogether.

Texas-based developer, Hillwood, is proposing to turn the former George Westinghouse Technology and Research Park into a four-and-a-half-story, 2.6 million-square-foot Amazon distribution and logistics facility.

Rose Salata said the traffic to and from the warehouse could be dangerous.

“The safety of our kids getting to Woodland Hills High School when the busses are coming in as tractor-trailers. We are very concerned about that,” Salata explained.

There’s an online petition to stop the building of the warehouse which can be found HERE. The petition details other concerns from Churchill residents, including an increase in noise, light and air pollution.

If the facility were to be built, it would have the potential to create more than 1,000 new jobs.