The Umatilla City Council voted Tuesday night to annex 269 acres off of Lind Road into the city.
The resolution, along with a rezoning of 190 acres of the property from farm use to industrial, was passed at the request of Vadata, the name under which Amazon does business in Umatilla and Morrow counties.
City manager Russ Pelleberg said representatives of Vadata and Umatilla County planning director Tamra Mabbott testified in favor of the two resolutions. The land was originally zoned for F-1 exclusive farm use by the county and designated by the city’s comprehensive plan for residential and natural resource uses.
The rezone covers a section of land stretching between Lind Road and Umatilla River Road just south of Power City.
Pelleberg said Vadata is on a “pretty tight timeline” for its plans for developing the property, so the city is prepared to do what it can to help move things along for them.
“We’re pretty stoked to have these folks in our town,” he said.