by: Dave Huddleston Updated:
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - If everything runs smoothly, a 1 million-square-foot distribution center will be built on the same property as Fulton County Airport-Brown Field, just off Fulton County Industrial Boulevard in south Fulton County.
Wednesday, Fulton County commissioners debated whether to allow it. The company, reported to be supermarket chain Kroger, is discussing a distribution center and maintenance
Chairman John Eaves said in addition to bringing more than 700 new and existing jobs, the county would receive rent money
"It also expands our tax base, so it's a win-win for Fulton County and our residents," he said.
Some lawmakers have concerns.
Commissioner Emma Darnell wants to make sure an environmental impact study will be done, and she wants to know: If the building is built on airport property, will the rent money go into the county's general fund or have to stay connected to the