FORT WORTH (WBAP 24/7 News) - Amazon.com, which settled a multimillion-dollar sales tax lawsuit with the state this year by promising to invest heavily in Texas, has quietly signed a lease with Hillwood for a 68-acre site in Haslet in the sprawling Alliance development.
The Seattle-based online retailer is also proceeding on a second North Texas site, in Coppell, in a deal with a separate business entity operated by Ross Perot Jr., the owner of Hillwood.
Amazon has entered into a 15-year lease - with a target starting date of Aug. 17 - with Westport Park No. 7, a limited partnership affiliated with Hillwood, for property along Westport Parkway, according to documents filed with Tarrant County nearly a month ago.
In a deal with Texas announced April 27, Amazon agreed to pay state sales tax starting July 1, create 2,500 jobs in the state and invest at lease $200 million over four years.
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