Catalyst Commercial Development, LLC (CCD), planned to develop a commercial distribution corridor in East Hempfield and West Hempfield Townships comprising three distribution facilities to serve the needs of South Central Pennsylvania. The 57-acre site is surrounded by industrial facilities, residential communities, vacant land, and a railroad. It was essential to consider the three sites in their entirety to address potential impacts, including utility conflicts and easements, traffic, sewer connections, stormwater challenges, and coordination between two municipalities. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection had concerns regarding the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting, and most importantly, the project had a short timeline for gaining approvals.
RETTEW was a good fit for this project because of our expertise in land planning and site development, multiple diverse disciplines, and our extensive history of working with both Townships and understanding their review processes. Our discipline teams worked collaboratively to expedite the approval process, ensuring the project approvals were delivered on time and within the client’s budget parameters. This distribution corridor provides 755,300 SF of storage space and benefits Lancaster County by generating industrial growth and job opportunities as well as providing distribution of necessary products throughout South Central Pennsylvania.