Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Three sites that would collectively span 28 million square feet
In Amazon's requirements for cities, the company said it is looking for existing buildings of at least 500,000 square feet and total site space of up to 8 million square feet.
Philadelphia would have that covered. Its officials are proposing three sites to Amazon, which would collectively span an estimated 28 million square feet throughout the city, The Philly Inquirer reports.
The unfinished developments — Schuylkill Yards, uCity Square, and Navy Yard — already include millions of square feet of offices, retail, transit lines, and residential spaces.
Stonecrest, Georgia — A proposal to rename itself after Amazon
In early October, Stonecrest's city council voted 4 to 2 in favor of the name change. The town would also devote 345 acres to the campus.
"There are several major US cities that want Amazon, but none has the branding opportunity we are now offering this visionary company," Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary told AJC.
Frisco, Texas — An offer to build the rest of its city around Amazon
Frisco, Texas is proposing turning its small city essentially into a company town, dominated by Amazon. It currently has a population of around 160,000 people over 62 square miles.
"Our city’s only about 60% built out, so we’ve got a lot of available land where we can build to suit," Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney told The New York Times. "We play to win. We’re innovators. We’re forward thinkers, and we’re serious."
Memphis, Tennessee — $60 million in tax incentives
Park Central was the city's first mall when it opened in the 1950s. The mall's clothing stores shut down several years ago, and today, there is just a Starbucks, a few restaurants, offices, and a data center.
Dallas, Texas — The site of a former (nearly dead) shopping mall