A project that promised to bring 1,000 jobs to Lordstown when it was announced last year is starting to take shape.

A large crane is on the TJX/Homegoods construction site, putting a wall in place for a warehouse and distribution center at Ellsworth-Bailey and Hallock Young Roads.

The project has been met with enthusiasm by community leaders but has also been the source of controversy.

Some Lordstown residents voiced opposition to the project, asking that the company consider a location other than it's proposed site on Ellsworth-Bailey Road. That led to a ballot initiative to deny zoning for the project, and, when that measure failed, the issue went to court.

In July, Trumbull County Commissioners lobbied TJX to use local workers on the construction project.

TJX has donated $500,000 to the Lordstown School system's Veteran's Memorial Stadium.

TJX/Homegoods operates stores in the United States selling furniture, rugs, lighting, cookware, and other home accessories.