LOGAN – A large plot of land valued by farms, about 3 miles north of Bridgeport and, more importantly, even closer to the ramps on Route 130 is officially open for potential warehouse development.
On February 14, the city zoning council granted a waiver of the use of Floodgate Road LLC. The company wants to house three warehouses with a total area of 367,250 square feet, about 69.55 acres. The site is docked at the intersection of Floodgate Road and Route 44.
The company received from the board only a waiver of use during the hearings. He must return with a fully detailed site plan before he can proceed with construction.
John Kainer, the company’s warehouse broker, said warehouses here and in nearby communities are attractive to tenants in part because rents in South Jersey are lower than in Philadelphia.
“And they’re also getting new buildings that help core functionality … increase their profitability,” Kainer said.
At the moment, according to company representatives, the project is built on the creation of standard warehouses, rather than execution centers such as Amazon. However, this is a speculative project, and this concept may change towards performance centers as the site goes to market.
The proposed storage space in the northeastern part of Logan is currently in a restricted area for residential development. However, according to eyewitnesses, a number of industrial works are already underway in the immediate vicinity.
The site, now owned by Leone Realty, according to tax reports, is opposite Godwin Pumps on 1 Floodgate Road. Bridgeport Speedway is a little further north, at 83 Floodgate Road.
Project planner Lance Landgraf said the key feature is proximity to Corridor Route 295.
“That’s why Logan Township, that’s why Woolwich, that’s why many other communities are looking for and working well in the warehouse industry,” Landgraf said. “Because of that corridor. You have this transport running along the east coast of the United States, which provides this transport route from New England to Florida. ”
Traffic engineer Justin Taylor testified that a peak traffic study in August 2021 found that intersections and roads could cope with the projected increase in vehicle-related vehicle use.
Taylor said traffic forecasting included an upward adjustment to take into account last year’s decline in driving during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Board member Will Drew asked if the data would be retained if the end tenants became performance centers that required more workers and generated more traffic.
Taylor acknowledged that the study would need to be redone. He said that the proposed warehouses, designed now, also do not have enough space for more parking spaces and docks, which will be needed in this case.
Access to sewerage and drinking water maintenance still needs to be arranged, said project engineer Jesse Dougherty.
The Dagerty site is not part of the city sewer service area. The existing 24-inch main pipeline ends just behind the municipal building on High Street, he said.
Daguerre said options are: Ask New Jersey to review the sewage management plan and then connect to the system or install small septic systems in each building.
Daguerre confirmed that negotiations were underway with municipal utilities to connect to the drinking water system. He added that some businesses in the same area are exploring the possibility of connecting to the US New Jersey water system.
Warehouses are proposed to be located on separate sites, which requires the township to approve a request for a unit at some point.
- The building of the first will be 82,500 square feet, 11.9 acres, with 34 parking spaces and 25 loading spaces.
- Building two will be 200,000 square feet on 15.2 acres, with 78 parking spaces and 26 loading spaces.
- Building 3 will have 84,750 square feet on 27 acres, with 34 parking spaces and eight loading spaces.
The final project may also be affected by the determination of the size of the wetlands of the New Jersey Department of the Environment. The hotel is close to the Delaware River and Repaupo Creek, as well as in the tidal flood zone.
The Zoning Council approved 7-0 votes.
Joe Smith, a native of the Northern Branch, was transferred to Southern Jersey more than 30 years ago and now follows the government of Southern Jersey. He is a former editor and current senior contributor to The Daily Journal in Vineland, Courier-Post in Cherry Hill and Burlington County Times.
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