Land off the Northway in Wilton as an Amazon developer looks on


WILTON – Scannell Properties, the Indianapolis company known for building warehouses and distribution centers for Amazon and others, is seeking to develop 137 acres of land off Northway Exit 16 in the town of Wilton , in Saratoga County.

The Albany Business Review first revealed Scannell’s plans on Monday.

The land is owned by Frank Parillo, who also owns the Wilton Travel Plaza at Junction 16 and other local properties including Bolton Landing Marina.

Scannell, which built Amazon’s distribution center in Schodack, recently abandoned plans to develop a 250-acre site at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Malta, a few exits south of Wilton on the Northway.

Although Scannell never revealed what his plans were for the site, speculation has centered on an Amazon installation. Luther Forest is home to GlobalFoundries’ Fab 8 computer chip factory. GlobalFoundries is in the early stages of building a second factory in Luther Forest.

Parillo told the Times Union that he didn’t know what Scannell’s plans were for the Wilton land. The site comprises two adjoining parcels located across the Northway from the Wilton Travel Plaza on Ballard and Edie Roads.

Exit 16 already includes distribution centers for Ace Hardware and Target.

“I’m sure the use will generate several hundred jobs and be a great neighbor for the town of Wilton and Saratoga County,” Parillo said.

Scannell is extremely tight-lipped about revealing the companies behind his plans. A Scannell spokeswoman said Tuesday the company would not comment on its specific plans, but added Wilton’s proposal was in “very preliminary stages.”

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