LVPC to overview warehouse proposals, together with three at former Air Merchandise campus

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. – Three warehouses that might cowl about 60 acres on the former Air Merchandise and Chemical substances Inc. campus might be reviewed this week by the Lehigh Valley Planning Fee.

That’s simply a part of an enormous agenda for the LVPC, with a complete of about 4.3 million sq. ft of latest development to be thought of.

The 7201 Hamilton Blvd. website in Higher Macungie Township just isn’t the proper place for 3 extra big-box buildings, based on a draft of the LVPC’s overview. The fee’s skilled employees examines tasks to see in the event that they adjust to a regional plan. Appointed commissioners overview the employees feedback earlier than sending the suggestions to municipalities. On this case, Higher Macungie Township may have the ultimate say on land use.

The warehouse proposal just isn’t in step with the regional plan, based on the employees feedback. The world across the website has a mixture of residential, industrial and industrial makes use of. The township’s zoning for the location is mild industrial, which proposes a mixture of industrial, workplace and industrial improvement “with a campus-like setting that can add in attracting new companies.”

Air Merchandise put up a brand new headquarters constructing a couple of mile from the Hamilton Boulevard land. The maker of business gases was based in 1940 in Detroit, but it surely has operated within the Lehigh Valley for greater than 70 years.

The fee report notes congestion and visitors security issues that warehouses masking the equal of about 60 soccer fields will deliver.

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“The venture proposes entry on Cetronia Highway, resulting in Trexlertown Highway (State Route 6100) and connecting to State Route 100 north of State Route 222 and Interstate 78,” based on the draft, signed by Senior Neighborhood Planner Jillian Seitz. Due to sharp curves on Cetronia Roado the LVPC overview recommends realigning the highway.

The plan for the previous Air Merchandise campus might be mentioned Tuesday at midday by the LVPC’s Complete Planning Committee, and Thursday at 7 p.m. by the complete fee. Each conferences might be held nearly. See the LVPC web site for particulars about attending.

Warehouses once more dominate the LVPC agenda this week. The plan for Higher Macungie simply occurs to be the most important.

A plan for 5 warehouses for a complete of greater than 1.1 million sq. ft in Palmer Township on 95 acres at 1571 Van Buren Highway features a first part, with three buildings: one masking 221,600 sq. ft, a second of 173,405 sq. ft and the third and largest encompassing 260,200 sq. ft. In a second part, a stone farmhouse on the website can be moved and two extra warehouses would go up: 229,618 sq. ft and 257,860 sq. ft.

In Lowhill Township, a warehouse of 299,880 sq. ft is proposed at 2951 Betz Court docket, close to Route 100, and one other at 2766 Route 100.