Amazon paid $6.3M for nearly 59 acres of land slated for ‘Project Barb’ warehouse in DeKalb, records show

Development has been known for months by only a codename, Project Barb

Grading and preparations for building construction are underway Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, on the plot of land at the corner of East Gurler Road and Crego Road in the ChicagoWest Business Center in DeKalb. Amazon recently paid $6.3M for the 59 acre parcel. The building in the background is the Ferrara Candy Company.
The DeKalb City Council approved on Monday amendments to ordinances regarding "Project Barb," a 700,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center planned by an unknown developer on 58 acres in the Chicago West Business Center. "Project Barb" is the subject parcel shown.