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Home Depot interested in Wood County site

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Home Depot could soon be building a big warehouse and distribution center in Wood County.

The proposed site is at the southwest corner of U.S. 20 and Pemberville Road in Troy Township.

It's not a done deal, but the Wood County Economic Development Commission has been working to get the property what's considered 'Jobs Ready' for years. The commission has also been working on the Hope Depot project since this past August. Everything is preliminary, but if plans move forward and get approved down the line, construction could begin this year.

Just north of the power plant off Pemberville Road and U.S. 20 sits 157 acres of land that could soon be home to a 1.6 million square foot Home Depot warehouse and distribution center.

"It's really a perfect location," says Wade Gottschalk, Executive Director of the Wood County Economic Development Corporation.

Gottschalk says the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer has submitted site plans to the Troy Township Zoning Commission.

"The company still has not made a corporate decision on the property so this is really early stages, but they have shown some interest and we're hoping we can land them," says Gottschalk.

If the Home Depot plan moves forward, it could mean a big influx of new jobs.

"We would assume it would be a reasonable size amount of jobs. The investment alone would be a big boon to the community," says Gottschalk.

Although it's too early to tell whether Home Depot will choose the Troy Township location for its new facility, Gottschalk says the Wood County plant would have no impact on the Home Depot distribution center near Findlay.

"It is our understanding they have pursued or are looking at other potential locations for this project. There will probably be an incentive package to make sure they land in Wood County," says Gottschalk.

Home Depot's submitted site plan will go before the Troy Township Zoning Commission on May 9th for review.

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