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PROJECT – Extend Public Infrastructure/Municipal Services to PETsMART Distribution Center

Grant Amount: $500,000

Agency: IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)

Applicant/Grantee: City of Ottawa

Total Construction Cost: $689,315

Infrastructure Project Description: The City used the $500,000 BDPIP funds combined with $189,315 of local funds to extend 3510 l.f. of watermain, 2010 l.f. of new sanitary sewer, and to construct 1500 l.f. of new roadway to serve the distribution center. McShane Corporation constructed a 1,000,000 sq. ft. $30,000,000 building project and PETsMART, Inc. installed the interior racking, conveyors and other furnishings. PETsMART, Inc. then executed a lease with McShane. PETsMART, Inc. will created more than 200 full-time jobs and invested over $5,000,000.

The Company: PETsMART is a full-service, publicly traded company. The company offers more than 12,000 distinct items, including national brand names, as well as a selection of private brands across a range of product categories. The Company complements its product assortment with a selection of value-added pet services, including grooming and pet training and coordinates an aggressive pet adoption program.