Major Distribution Warehouse Planned for Fortune 500 Company in Hamilton Township
An application to revitalize a
Route 130 site with an over 340,000 square foot warehouse distribution facility
has been filed in Hamilton, which Township officials say is planned for a
future Fortune 500 tenant.
Mayor Kelly Yaede announced today
that SunCap Property Group from Charlotte, NC has submitted plans to build the
facility on a 68.8 acre parcel of land zoned for research and development along
Hamilton’s Route 130 corridor, across from the Shoppes at Hamilton center.
Preliminary discussions between Township
officials and the applicant have revealed that, if approved, the warehouse
distribution facility would accommodate a Fortune 500 company.
According to SunCap Property
Group’s website (http://www.suncappg.com/featured-projects/),
the company lists “featured projects” for clients such as General Electric and
The application is currently under
the review of Hamilton’s Administrative Review of Development Application
committee, which must determine if the application is “complete.” If determined to be “complete”, the
application would then proceed to the Hamilton Township Planning Board for consideration.
“Although this recent application must still be reviewed, and if
determined complete, must still be considered by the Hamilton Township Planning
Board, I believe the application itself speaks volumes about the attractiveness
of Hamilton to major businesses, including Fortune 500 companies,” says
Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yaede.
If approved, the SunCap Property
Group would look to revitalize 62 acres of the land by demolishing existing
buildings (including a Sun Chemical and a former Haddonfield Lumber property)
to create room for the major warehouse distribution facility. The remaining 6.8 acres of land would come
from a minor subdivision, and if approved, would be slated for a future
development of that parcel.
The proposed plan would also lead
to significant traffic improvements on Route 130 if approved. One improvement would be the creation of a
jug handle that renovates the existing temporary left turn signal into the
Shoppes at Hamilton into a permanent traffic signal to serve southbound Route
130 traffic. The second improvement
would be the creation of a second traffic signal to accommodate northbound
Route 130 truck traffic looking to access the facility without the need to impact
nearby local roads.
“We continue to see great interest in our community, particularly in
companies who are seeking to revitalize underutilized commercial property,” explains Mayor Yaede. “I
firmly believe that we will see this kind of interest continue all across our