CHARLTON (AP) — Online retail giant Amazon plans to build a 1 million-square-foot warehouse in central Massachusetts.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that an Amazon official told the Charlton select board this week that the warehouse would be a large-scale fulfillment and distribution center.

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A rendering of a proposed Amazon warehouse in Charlton. (Image Credit: Bluewater Property Group)

The center would bring more than 1,000 full-time jobs, most of which would start at $15 per hour.

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The next step for the developer is to file with the state for an environmental impact review, and to submit plans to the town Planning Board for site plan review.

The anticipated groundbreaking is March 2022, with occupancy in 2023.

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