Anyone who wants to give testimony regarding Core5 Industrial Partners’ application to build a 1.2 million-square-foot warehouse behind Saturday’s Market in Londonderry Township is encouraged to attend a public hearing at the township building at 783 South Geyers Church Road at 7 p.m. Nov. 19.
In early September, the supervisors approved two zoning map amendments, one of which expanded the C-2 commercial district in the township, and the other added conditional uses within that zone, including logistic facilities.
At that time, township solicitor Mark Stewart explained that in a zone there are specific uses that a property owner has a right to use, and a conditional use means that the developer would have to file a petition for how they intend to use the property with the supervisors.
Core5 submitted a conditional use application to the township Oct. 1, and land development and subdivision plans were submitted a couple days later.
The November hearing is for the conditional use itself. Core5 also applied for zoning ordinance modifications that would allow it to construct an emergency access off Beagle Road and alternative designs for berms and screening.
During the Nov. 4 Board of Supervisors meeting, township Codes and Zoning Officer Jeff Burkhart estimated that the plans may be before the supervisors during their Dec. 2 meeting.
The township planning commission recommended approval of Core5’s plans in October.
Core5 also plans to develop the former School Heights Village site, which is 196.27 acres.
It’s made up of three tracts, and the developer is asking to combine it into one.
The main access to the 1,217,520-square-foot warehouse would be off Route 230. Plans call for three parking lots for 702 vehicles and two truck docks with a total of 242 spaces.
During the October planning commission meeting, John Murphy, president of Alpha Consulting Engineers, said they didn’t know who the user of the warehouse would be.
Core5 also has Saturday’s Market under contract, according to Township Manager Steve Letavic.