The New Windsor Planning Board declared itself the lead agency and discussed traffic impacts for Teitelbaum Warehouse during their March 8 meeting. The firm Engineering and Surveying Properties have been tasked with the project. No tenant has immediately been identified for the warehouse.
The previously reported project proposed the construction of a brand new 200,000 square foot warehouse/distribution center at the property identified as 321 Temple Hill Road. The warehouse would be used for storage of goods purchased online. The 79.80 acre parcel sits adjacent to Temple Hill Road (Route 300) with neighboring residential properties, the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor and the Temple Hill Apartments development.
The warehouse was proposed to be built on delineated wetlands by the DEC with only 14.46 or so acres to be disturbed in the process. A special use permit was requested back in November by the applicant.
The proposed access to the site would be off of Route 300 with an additional emergency access.
A major concern with the application was the impact on traffic. Colliers Engineering and Design had been contacted by the applicant to assist with the traffic concerns. The board and traffic consultants and other professionals discussed a traffic study that had been reviewed studying site distances from the road, consideration for a controlled intersection that would include George Green Drive and review of the left turn lane into the Temple Hill Apartments. The applicant has also been speaking with the town’s sewer department to discuss sewer access and other related issues.
An example similar to this would be the newly constructed warehouse along Route 300 in the Town of Newburgh with a newly added traffic signal starting up soon. The presented site plan back in the fall was to remain as is going forward into construction when approved.