Scarborough Submitting Former Racetrack As Possible Location For Amazon HQ2

Oct 18, 2017

Scarborough town manager Tom Hall has the ideal location in mind for Amazon’s second headquarters: the former Scarborough Downs racetrack.

Hall says the site, which includes about 300 acres of land to develop on, may have an edge over other proposals.

“Our angle, which may or may not be unique, among the hundreds, if not thousands of applications they receive, is that we have kind of a blank canvas, in many respects. And build to suit, if you will, instead of retrofit,” he says.

Amazon announced last month it’s seeking a willing city for its second headquarters, which could employ up to 50,000 people.