GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Earthmoving is expected to begin on the first work day in 2021 for a 1.9-million-square-foot fulfillment center in the Antrim Commons Business Park.
Eric Watts of NorthPoint Development told Antrim Township supervisors last week the company expects to close on a deal with a client by the end of the year and to mobilize on the project Jan. 4.
A nondisclosure agreement prevents Watts from identifying the client for the fulfillment center, which could eventually create 2,000 jobs.
Plans for the state-of-the-art building along Milnor Road East in the Antrim Commons Business Park off U.S. 11, south of Greencastle, were announced in July. It will be one of the largest buildings — if not the largest — in Franklin County, according to Mike Ross, president of Franklin County Area Development Corp. Construction costs are estimated at $175 million with automation costs around $100 million.
The initial workforce of 1,200 will make it one of the top five employers in Franklin County, according to Ross.
Tuesday evening, township supervisors gave NorthPoint the go-ahead to begin earthmoving and erosion and sediment control at the site.
Construction is expected to take 18 months, and the target for completion is June 2022, according to Watts.
Based in Missouri, NorthPoint Development has real estate interests across the United States, including a number of other locations in Pennsylvania, as well as in the Hagerstown area.
It was announced in October that Amazon would be the tenant for a 1-million-square-foot, state-of-the-art fulfillment center NorthPoint is constructing in the Hagerstown Logistics Center off Wesel Boulevard. That project is expected to create 500 full-time jobs.