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Dozens come out for Allen Township meeting on proposed Jaindl warehouses

ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Too many trucks, too much noise, and a project some Allen Township residents say they don't need.

The Jaindl Land Company is looking to build six warehouses on land in the Northampton County municipality which would cover more than two million square feet of space.

It's a plan that brought out more than 100 residents to Monday's planning commission meeting at Allen Township Volunteer Fire Company.

The buildings (of which the largest will be one million square feet) are fine with some, however, the real concern from many in the room is the truck traffic those six warehouses will create.

The developers admit there will be more than 4,000 total trips a day and almost half of those will be trucks.

The project will include building several roads and preserving 83% of the wetlands.

The planning commission would also like additional traffic lanes.

"We're early on, but we have to start somewhere," said one commissioner.

Developers say construction on the first building is scheduled to start in 2021.

Another meeting is planned in November.


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