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Midstate officials weigh in on proposed warehouse plan

February 8, 2014 – A proposed logistics center straddling four municipalities has been the topic of conversation at public hearings, panel discussions and at informal gatherings since it first was made public about six months ago. Officials in Carlisle Borough and Dickinson Township are weighing zoning changes that would permit developer Goodman Birtcher to proceed with plans to build a nearly 3-million-square-foot warehouse on 175 acres of land along Allen Road and Ritner Highway. A portion of the warehouse at that location is also situated on South Middleton Township land, while another proposed facility would be across Ritner Highway in West Pennsboro Township. Dickinson Township supervisors held two public hearings on a proposal to rezone 86 acres in the business recreation district to business industrial, and will hear additional comment at its Feb. 17 meeting before voting on the change at its March 3 meeting. Carlisle officials have indicated they would wait until a decision is reached in Dickinson Township before making their decision on whether to amend its zoning ordinance to allow warehousing, storage and distribution in the I-C Commercial District.

Ahead of those decisions, The Sentinel asked a number of elected officials, as well as community and business leaders for their opinion on the proposed warehouse project, and their reasons for supporting – or not supporting – the plan.

 

Read the remainder of the Sentinel article here.

 

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