A heated debate over a proposed trucking warehouse in York County.
The Fairview Township Board of Supervisors met this evening to discuss whether construction should be allowed in an 82 acre lot near Lewisberry Road and I-83.
It’s pretty safe to say after tonight’s hearing, people are making sure their opinions are heard over the possibility of looking outside and seeing a 1 million square foot warehouse instead of a thick forest.
“This is something that we do not need,” says Susan Wesley.
Susan Wesley has lived in Fairview Township for 40 years.
This isn’t the first time she has fought this battle.
“Every 5 years there’s a cycle and a new proposal comes to the supervisors,” says Wesley.
But it might be the last.
Wesley tells us she would move out of a home she’s been in for 40 years.
”Absolutely, I will not stay and look at that from my front window,” says Wesley.
The big concern for people who don’t live on Lewisberry is the Crescent Drive intersection
If the proposed warehouse is approved, Crescent Drive would be closed off leaving people only one way to get in and out of their neighborhood.
“No way to really turnaround if like a big truck comes in or a delivery truck. So much more traffic, that’s what’s going to be a nightmare,” says Cindi Petrillo.
Cindi Petrillo isn’t just worried about the view from across the street, but the value of her home and possible resale.
“Whether it’s cheap or not, who wants to live across the street from that?” says Petrillo.
Despite all the backlash, Troy Briggs, says the warehouse could bring in more than 1,200 jobs.
He also mentioned the warehouse wouldn’t be a, “truck terminal.”
“This is not a 24/7 in and out constant truck traffic. It’s warehouse distribution and storage,” says Regional Director, Troy Briggs.
But that’s not enough to convince people who live in Fairview Township to let them break ground without a fight.
Tuesday’s hearing will be continued on September 9th where more witnesses will testify.