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Warehouse project expected to be reviewed by Cranbury planners on Feb. 13

Cranbury-South Brunswick Park proposed warehousing structures.

Members of the Cranbury Township Planning Board are expected to review a variance for a proposed warehouse project during their meeting on Feb. 13 at the Cranbury School.

The meeting inside the Cranbury School’s large group room, which is located at 23 N. Main St., is open to the public.

The Alfieri Cranbury South Brunswick Park project has already been approved by the planning board. The review on Feb. 13 is in regards to project representatives seeking a variance for tree caliper and size deviation.

Cranbury-South Brunswick Park is proposing to build two warehouses totaling 2.4 million square feet on 273 acres. A majority of the land is in Cranbury and a portion of the land is in South Brunswick.

Alfieri Cranbury Campus, LLC, is owned by Michael Alfieri.

The two warehouses, would be built between Cranbury-South River Road (Route 535) and Route 130. In addition to warehouse space, each building would also contain office space, according to the application.

The project includes parking, access road improvements, a storm water management system and utility connections.

The properties where the warehouses would be constructed are in Cranbury’s Research and Light Industry zone. The buildings would be adjacent to commercial and warehouse properties.

Representatives of the applicant have said that when the project is complete, the assessed value of the property would be about $122 million, with annual taxes to Cranbury totaling about $2.4 million.

Attorney Frank J. Petrino, of the firm Eckert Seamans, is expected to represent the applicant before the board.

The project proposes two access drives from Route 535. There is a loop road proposed on the property that would provide parking for cars and tractor-trailers. There are also loading docks provided.

Representatives of the applicant have said they do not foresee significant long-term environmental impacts from the project, but acknowledged there would be some impact when the warehouses have been completed and the site is operational.

The environmental impacts could include a loss of agricultural fields and wildlife habitat; a slight increase in storm water runoff; and slight increases in the use of municipal utilities.

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