Plans to build a new warehouse in Allegheny Township received positive feedback from members of the Blair County Planning Commission on Thursday.
BS Realty LLC plans to construct a 36,000 square foot warehouse for Window World along Vision Drive in the Walter J. Lee Business Park.
In addition to the new warehouse, a paved parking lot, a paved parking lot and stormwater management facilities are also offered. A lot merger is proposed which will result in the consolidation of the three lots that make up the 3,311 acre site into one lot.
Site access will be via a 30 foot wide access aisle to Vision Drive, with internal aisle widths between 18 feet and 60 feet, with a 24 foot wide aisle in the proposed parking lot, said Jamie L. Klink, regional planner.
The proposed parking lot will contain eight spaces, including one space accessible to persons with disabilities in the United States; the proposed parking amount will meet the parking requirements of Allegheny Township for a land use type of this size, Klink said.
A sidewalk will be included between the building and the parking lot, however, no sidewalk will be included along the property line adjacent to Vision Drive.
“While we generally recommend the inclusion of sidewalks adjacent to surrounding roads, the exclusion of sidewalks is understandable given the fact that this proposed development is located in Lee Business Park and the lack of connecting sidewalks in the area. . “ Klink said.
We recommend that the developer, at a minimum, ensure that the Township of Allegheny requirements are met regarding grading an appropriate area as if sidewalks were to be installed.