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December 31, 2012

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The city will continue to operate the Griffin Street Center, Cannon Acres and Anderson Park softball leagues.

Also as part of the split, the county agreed to lease land to the city where the North Annex currently sits along Grant Line Road for a possible aquatic center. The county will operate Sam Peden Community Park, but the city would be in charge of any pool that is built.

5. Amazon opens at River Ridge Commerce Center

In October, Inc. shipped its first package out of Jeffersonville’s distribution center. The package was a Halloween costume sent to a customer in Texas.

About 900 people were working at the center in October with more hires expected.

The center in River Ridge Commerce Center, off of Ind. 62, broke ground about six months before the first package shipped.

The building has 1 million square feet of floor space, four miles of conveyor belts and ships packages that range from apparel and shoes to watches and jewelry.

River Ridge Executive Director Jerry Acy said the year end results showed revenues from land sales at River Ridge totaled about $1.8 million, with another two sales pending.

“That will be another million [dollars] plus, and potentially one other land sale to add to that, hopefully in the early part of next year,” he said.

Along with the land sales, new tax assessments on lease property boosted revenues for River Ridge. Acy said the development authority is  looking at generating another $330,000 in Tax Increment Finance revenues associated with the new property tax assessments.

There has also been an uptick in interest at River Ridge Commerce Center that is likely to roll into next year. Acy said there are more businesses looking for sites with 15 distinct projects and six active projects. During the last board meeting of the year, he was granted approval to negotiate another deal to bring a new tenant to the commerce center.

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