Amazon’s proposal to bring a major warehouse and distribution center to Cottage Grove is headed for the last step in the approval process after receiving unanimous support Wednesday night from the village’s Plan Commission.

In recent weeks, the online retailer’s plan to build a $200-million, 3.4-million-square-foot facility on a stretch of agricultural land has sparked excitement from village officials and economic development proponents, who say the facility will bring up to 1,500 jobs and millions in tax revenue, and concern from some neighbors, who fear the facility will cause flooding, pollution and traffic problems.

At the Wednesday meeting, 20 residents, most of them from Cottage Grove and neighboring Sun Prairie, spoke in opposition to the proposal. The site in question, at the northwest corner of county highways TT and N, was annexed from Sun Prairie to Cottage Grove about a decade ago and slated for development as part of a tax incremental finance district run by the village.

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