The Falls Township Board of Supervisors paved the way for the second phase of NorthPoint Development’s massive redevelopment at the former U.S. Steel site.
The board, during a recent meeting, unanimously approved a minor subdivision to create a 63.5-acre parcel at 300 River Road, which is part of the newly named Keystone Trade Center.
A NorthPoint representative said the developer had purchased the former Gamesa property, which amounts to 90 acres at the center of the 1,800-acre property. In order to sell a portion of the property, NorthPoint needed to subdivide the property. The subdivision will also serve to relocate South Port Road.
NorthPoint attorney Michael Meginniss told the board that the developer will be before the Falls Township Planning Commission next week for review of its subsequent three buildings.
“This is to transition us to the phase two of our development,” Meginniss said. “This is an important component.”
NorthPoint, the owner of the 1,800-acre site, intends to construct up to 15 million square feet of warehousing, creating between 5,000 and 10,000 new jobs. The redevelopment project would be carried out over multiple phases with construction of 20 or more state-of-the-art industrial warehouse buildings for various Fortune 500 companies.
Last month the board approved a minor subdivision for a 76.83-acre parcel.