Landing the Amazon Facility: Third Time’s a Charm for Pflugerville

When Amy Madison first joined the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. as executive director in 2014, she immediately began looking for opportunities to bring an Amazon facility to Pflugerville. In June 2018, Madison began working alongside an Amazon site selection team to find a plot of land best fit for the job. Three site proposals later, the future facility found its match along Pecan Street, and Project Charm was formally launched. “As in, third time’s the charm,” Madison said. The PCDC hosted a behind-the-scenes panel Jan. 21 into the development process for the upcoming 3.8 million-square-foot facility, set to launch by early fall. The fulfillment center is expected to employ a minimum 1,000 employees once it is online, with plans to seek out local and regional employment in late spring. Key players behind the development who were present at the Jan. 21 panel include Jessica Breaux, economic development manager at Amazon; Jonathan Stites, senior vice president for the Texas region of Seefried Industrial Properties; and Tim Timmerman, a real estate developer and investor behind Timmerman Properties and original property owner of the project site. Click to read more at