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Plans that call for construction of new warehouses in East Hanover Township progress

Plans to construct two warehouses in East Hanover Township moved forward Tuesday night to the next phase of development following a majority vote cast by supervisors that granted Hanover Logistics, LLC a conditional use permit.

The site of the proposed construction is on 55.5 acres north of I-81, east of Firehouse Road and south of Fox Run Road. The plans were approved with conditions.

Chairman George Rish and supervisors Rick Smith and Michael Yingling voted yes. Supervisor Chad Leese voted no and supervisor Robert Hess abstained.

The land was already zoned for warehouses. But, the township is required to hold the public hearings to publicly vet whether the proposal met the township’s zoning requirements.

Nearly 40 residents attended the second public hearing. Much like the first one held in November, a vast majority of them said they were against the project.

East Hanover Township in Lebanon County was part of one of two proposals, however, supervisors there denied approving Hanover Logistics, LLC a variance request.

The plans that will now go before East Hanover Township’s planning commission in Dauphin County will include a 317,901 square-feet warehouse that accommodates parking for 44 trailers, 148 employee cars, and 55 dock spaces.

The second warehouse is estimated at 805,030 square feet with parking for 233 trailers, 256 employee cars, and 192 dock spaces.

There are currently no tenants for the two warehouses.

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