After reviewing revised drainage and grading designs, the on Monday approved the preliminary/final land development plan for a proposed 70,400-square-foot addition to the distribution center on Hecktown Road.
According to Blaine Phillips, CEO of Phillips Feed & Pet Supply, to the back of the existing facility at 3747 Hecktown Road will streamline operations and eliminate the need for an East Allen Township warehouse, resulting in a drop in traffic between the two facilities.
“That whole shuffling from one warehouse to the other will stop,” Phillips said at the Planning Commission's meeting in July.
Paul Szewczak, a principal at Liberty Engineering in Allentown, explained that the plans do not call for additional water hook-up as there won't be an increase in employees.
The plans, which will need final approval from the , also include a new retention pond, room for more trailer parking and a new access road.