Construction has begun on a long-anticipated warehouse in Dickinson Township.
Carlisle Trade Center 44, a more-than 600,000 square foot warehouse that has been in the works since around 2004, has begun construction.
The property, being developed by Hillwood Investment Properties, is located in the 1400 block of Dennison Circle off Alexander Springs Road near the intersection of Allen Road and Shag Bark Lane.
Plans for the warehouse were originally presented to, and rejected by, the Dickinson Township Board of Supervisors in 2004.
Previous reports by The Sentinel show that the supervisors rejected the plans for four main reasons — environment and noise concerns, buffers to access roads, the use of an on-lot septic system and failure to assure the warehouse would meet township performance standards once completed.
That decision was appealed to the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas, which overturned the board’s decision in 2005, according to court records.
Dickinson Township Manager Larry Barrick said the board of supervisors recently approved revisions to the original plans that will reduce the size of warehouse by about 20,000 square feet, include public sewer access, increase a privacy berm and make changes to inflow and outflow of truck traffic.
“The revised plan included moving all truck and trailer parking to the north side of the property along Interstate 81 and included an access drive designed for truck traffic on the south side of the building along Alexander Spring Road,” he said via email. “All truck traffic will be entering through Dennison Circle.”
The site plan for the future property on Hillwood’s website states that building will sit on about 50 acres of land and include 217 parking spaces and 157 trailer stalls.
A listing on the website for Cushman Wakefield, the site’s broker, shows the price as negotiable.
Barrick said there are currently no plans submitted for detours during construction.