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D&H application for Jednota heads to planning commissions

By Laura Hayes

laurahayes@pressandjournal.com

717-944-4628
Posted 11/14/18

D&H Distributing’s application to rezone part of the Jednota property was forwarded to planning commissions by the Lower Swatara Board of Commissioners on Nov. 7.

The company is asking …

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D&H application for Jednota heads to planning commissions

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D&H Distributing’s application to rezone part of the Jednota property was forwarded to planning commissions by the Lower Swatara Board of Commissioners on Nov. 7.

The company is asking to rezone part of the property to industrial park.

“Procedurally since they filed it, the next step is you need to refer it to the planning commission and the county planning commission for review,” township solicitor Peter Henninger said.

Both planning commissions need at least 30 days to review it before a public hearing can be scheduled.

Located to the west of the Airport Connector Road, D&H is interested in building two distribution facilities on a portion of what is known as the Jednota property. D&H plans to purchase 275.87 acres of the nearly 300-acre site.

The land that D&H intends to develop is north and south of Rosedale Avenue. North of Rosedale is zoned residential urban, and south of Rosedale is zoned industrial park limited.

During a recent presentation at the Lower Swatara firehouse, D&H officials proposed one 655,200-square-foot distribution facility north of Rosedale and a second facility south of Rosedale which would be leased to a third party until D&H needs it. The second facility could be either 400,000 or 551,000 square feet depending on whether a current office building remains.

Although the zoning amendment is on Lower Swatara’s planning commission agenda for its Nov. 15 meeting, Henninger said they may not act until the Dauphin County Planning Commission makes a recommendation.

D&H’s attorney Charles Courtney said they would plan to have a hearing on the amendment after the new year.