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Operation Falcon grounded
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Whatever Project Falcon was, it isn’t any more.

Planning and Zoning Director Scott Allison told Richmond Hill City Council at Tuesday night’s council meeting the company behind Project Falcon – which sounded like something out of an action adventure movie – had a change of heart and is looking elsewhere.

“The project is not existent any longer, they’re moving in a different direction,” Allison said.

There were rumors Amazon planned to build a distribution facility of sorts in the Ford Park of Commerce Park near the I-95 interchange at Highway 144.

Last month, council members agreed to abandon portions of city right of way on Thunderbird Drive and Shelby Lane as part of the project, which also included the construction of a 140,000 square foot structure being developed by Atlanta based TPA Group, LLC. That right of way reverts back to the city, Allison said.

 Also Tuesday, Richmond Hill officials approved the Richmond Hill Bryan County Chamber of Commerce’s request to use J.F. Gregory Park from Oct. 15-17 for the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival. The council also approved the Chamber’s request to sell beer and wine at the event.

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