GREENCASTLE, Pa. — The ongoing construction along exit 3 of Interstate 81 in Antrim Township, Pa., is turning a lot of heads.
And there is more to come because NorthPoint Development received conditional approval Tuesday night for its shell warehouse land-development plan from the Antrim Township Board of Supervisors.
The deal for NorthPoint, based in Kansas City, Mo., to buy 67 acres at the Antrim Commons Business Park from ATAPCO was finalized last month.
The warehouse is proposed to be 1.1 million square feet and was, at one time, projected as an e-commerce fulfillment facility.
NorthPoint holds options on more land, said Pat Coggins, vice president of development for ATAPCO.
“They have several years to exercise those, so it’s up to them as to how successful their first building is,” he said.
NorthPoint officials have said they envision two more warehouses at the business park, and have speculated the warehouses could create one job per 1,000 square feet.
Projects currently well into construction at the business park are an Eldorado Stone production plant and a Blaise Alexander vehicle facility.
The industrial development is drawing so much attention that township officials would like to take a look from above.
Board members directed township Administrator Brad Graham to get quotes for some aerial photographs of the site.
Graham proposed monthly drone flights the rest of this year and in 2018, which would provide video and photos.
“This would be for used to create an archive of the growth that is happening there,” he said.
Supervisor Fred Young III believed the initial proposal that Graham received was a bit high, but agreed it was a good idea.
“I think there’s value in this,” Young said.