The same agreement was approved by the Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education in August and was awaiting approval from Springfield City Commissioners.
The passing of the ordinance related to the Enterprise Zone Agreement follows an announcement this month related to state incentives for the planned distribution center.
A release from the Ohio Department of Development in early October stated that Gabe’s is expected to create the equivalent of 833 full-time positions, generating $27.8 million in new annual payroll as a result of the company’s project in Springfield.
As a result, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 1.488%, 10-year job creation tax credit for the project, the release stated.
Another ordinance slated to be voted on by commissioners during their public meeting last Tuesday was related to an Employment Incentive Agreement with Gabe’s.
However, that was taken off the agenda and it’s unclear if commissioners will be voting on it later this month.
The distribution facility was officially announced early in October. It will be located at the Prime Ohio II Industrial Park and the facility can be expanded to 1.3 million square feet depending on the needs of the company, according to the Community Improvement Corporation of Springfield and Clark County.
The announcement follows talks this year between NP Springfield Industrial LLC and the CIC, including the sale of 114 acres of land at the industrial park for $42,000 per acre for a total of approximately $4.7 million.
Construction of the distribution center is slated to start this month and the facility is expected to be fully operational by 2023.