Almost three years after Bartlett Dairy & Food Services was selected to develop a vacant site at John F. Kennedy airport, the dairy company has received unanimous City Council approval to build a distribution facility there.
The city’s Economic Development Corp. and Bartlett Dairy shepherded the plan though the uniform land use review procedure and reached the end of the process Thursday. The council gave them a green light for the disposition and development of the JFK north site, which will serve as a 54,000-square-foot dairy distribution center on one of the largest city-owned, manufacturing-zoned properties.
The site will provide a permanent home for milk distribution within the five boroughs and is expected to create up to 90 construction jobs and 165 permanent jobs with an average salary of $70,000, according to the Economic Development Corp.
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