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The Keystone Industrial Port Complex in Falls Township.

FALLS TOWNSHIP >> The Falls Supervisors set the wheels in motion for warehousing projects during its meeting on June 21.

During its virtual meeting, the board granted preliminary and final land development approval to Tyburn Road Associates for a 50,000-square-foot warehouse building at 418 Tyburn Road.

The commercial property, which is situated in the Planned Industrial Park District, has served as an electrical contracting use for some time.

The applicant had requested several waivers related to parking, curbing, and lighting. Supervisor John Palmer voiced concerns regarding lighting, considering daylight hours in winter may not coincide with when employees would be starting or ending their work days.

An attorney for Tyburn Road Associates assured the board that the applicant would ensure that the property is adequately lit for employee safety.

In other business, the supervisors voted unanimously to subdivide two parcels at 100 River Road. The property is owned by NorthPoint Development and totals 1,598.49 acres. Land would be divided into 10 industrial lots at the Keystone Trade Center.

NorthPoint last year purchased more than 1,800 acres of the former U.S. Steel property and is in the process of building up to 15 million square feet of warehousing, which the company estimates would create between 5,000 and 10,000 new jobs.

NorthPoint attorney Michael Meginniss said Monday that the developer plans to take the existing lease lines for the business where NorthPoint is the landlord and create new parcels. The properties are presently improved, and no development is proposed on the land authorized to be subdivided, he said.

The developer is expected to be back before the Falls Supervisors at its July meeting.

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