Turner Construction in the West, which is laying down new homes, is building on the former mill site for a $2.6 billion project

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NEW YORK — Turner, a real estate firm that is developing a $1.6-billion project on the site of the former Westinghouse plant in West Philadelphia, is moving forward with plans to expand a mill site, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Turner officials have been in talks with Westinghouses to secure a site, the person said.

The company recently completed a $450 million expansion to the plant and is currently in negotiations with other owners on a new site, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the negotiations are private.

Turners spokeswoman Lisa E. Stitts declined to comment.

The project will create about 2,100 construction jobs, according in a May 9 press release from the company.

A Westinghards spokeswoman declined to provide details about the new construction.

The new mill would be the first of its kind in Pennsylvania and could add jobs to the local economy.

The property is about four miles north of a Walmart in Chester.

Turnz, which was acquired by a consortium led by Wal-Mart in 2015, also has plans to build a $150 million facility for the Philadelphia-based company, a spokeswoman said.