Cassilly Proposes Halt To New Warehouses In Harford County


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HAVRE DE GRACE - On Wednesday, Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly announced legislation that would impose a six-month moratorium on warehouse permits.

“This proposed legislation would put a six-month hold on any approvals or permits on warehousing and distribution facilities in Harford County. This pause will allow my administration the necessary time to study the zoning and development regulations concerning mega-warehouses and their placement within the County”, Cassilly said.

A planned warehouse development in Abingdon has drawn condemnation from the local community and may have influenced Cassilly’s proposal. The Abingdon Business Park would require building more than 2 million square feet of warehouse facilities on 326 acres of forested land.

“Today’s mega-warehouses and distribution centers did not exist when our zoning code was written, and it’s critical that we evaluate their potential impacts on our community, economy, and natural environment,” Cassilly added.

The proposed legislation will be brought before the County Council for further consideration.

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