Amazon received approval from both the inland wetlands and watercourses commission, and the town planning and zoning commission this week, giving developer KTR a green light to break ground on the proposed 1.5 million square-foot fulfillment center on Day Hill Road.
Despite receiving the approvals, however, whether or not Amazon intends to make Windsor its newest distribution home remains unclear.
Having withdrawn its request for a tax abatement last Friday, negotiations between the town and the online-sales giant have come to a standstill, according to Town Manager Peter Souza.
"The company has stated to me that they are reviewing their options relative to locating in Windsor," Souza said, adding that Amazon has not "revealed any other towns by name but I believe they are continuing the evaluation of other locations outside of Windsor."
Amazon sought an 80-percent abatement, while the town's economic development commission recommended Amazon receive a 70-percent abatement.
The abatement would provide Amazon with tax relief expiring after five years.
The town currently collects roughly $6,000 a year in taxes on the land Amazon has been approved to build on -- a plot owned owned by Griffin Land.
With the 70-percent abatement the economic development commission recommended, the town would receive nearly $1.3 million in tax revenue.