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Click on the image to the right to see the full video presentation of the October 25th, 2021 webinar regarding the intended warehouse in downtown Phillipsburg along the Delaware River. This presentation was hosted by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network and the New Jersey Highlands Coalition.

Update! - December 17, 2021 Latest News regarding the tactics being employed by Peron Construction and the Town of Phillipsburg towards getting a warehouse approved in downtown Phillipsburg along the Delaware River.

  • At the December 13, 2021 Town Council Meeting it was anounced that the Town Council is going to juggle meeting in an attempt to ensure that Ordinance 2021-27 passes.  Town Council has moved the Town Council Meeting that was scheduled for December 21, 2021 to December 20, 2021.  At the December 20, 2021 meeting Town Council will most likely pass the second reading of Ordinance 2021-27.  Town Council has also scheduled a tentative meeting for December 31, 2021, New Year's Eve, at 7 PM.  This meeting is scheduled in the event that Mayor Tersigni vetos Ordinance 2021-27, and in the New Year's Eve meeting some members of Town Council will try to override the possible veto of Ordinance 2021-27.
  • At the November 22, 2021, Land Use Board Meeting, The attorney representing Peron Construction, Mark Peck, from the law firm Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt, Cappelli, Tipton and Taylor said they were moving the application site plan hearing to Janurary 6, 2022.  This date will be the first Phillipsburg Land Use Board Meeting of 2022.
  • On November 23, 2021, the Phillipsburg Town Council passed Ordinance 2021-27.   Although I have not been able to yet see the text of the ordinance as of yet, the purpose of the ordinance is to rescind Ordinance 2021-14 and rezone the property at Block 1803, Lots 2 and 3, from residential to industrial using Ordinance 2021-27.  This purpose of this ordinance is to fix the problem of an "alledged" problem where one of the members of Council had a conflict of interest.  This conflict of interest occurred because the one of the members of Council had used the law firm of Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt, Cappelli, Tipton and Taylor, which Michael Perrucci is an owner and voted for the rezoning of the Peron Construction property.  Michael Perrucci is also the owner of Peron Construction.

 

Topics that you will want to consider asking questions about during the public hearing portion of the Land Use Board regarding the warehouse are traffic, noise, odor, stormwater runoff, light polution, hours of operation (24 hours), parking, number of trucks in and out every day, heritage trails by warehouse...

You will find on this website information regarding the Phillipsburg government's errorts to change zoning along the riverfront of the Delaware river from residential to industrial.

Summary:
The property in question is owned by Peron Construction, LLC.  Michael Perrucci owns 100% of Peron Construction, LLC.  Originally, Peron wanted to build a 510,000 square foot warehouse in Downtown Phillipsburg in downtown Phillipsburg.  To build a 510,000 square foot warehouse, it would have required that Green Acres  allow the Town of Phillipsburg to sell the Delaware Park.  Green Acres told the town that they could not sell Delaware Park to Peron.  Peron then modified their plans and changed from a 510,000 square foot warehouse to a 420,000 square foot warehouse.  The new "smaller" warehouse will have 80 loading bays, 39 parking spaces for tractor trailers and 400 passanger vehicles.

Update: Because the Town of Phillipsburg was not able to sell the land that was encumbered by Green Acres, the propose warehouse by Peron has been reduced to 420,000 square feet.  There are additional reductions in some other areas of the conceptual plan.

The picture below shows a conceptual plan of the 510,000 square foot warehouse that was to be built on Peron property along the river.

ConceptPlanPeronWarehouse

In the picture below, you can see the area the current conditions of the area where Peron construction wishes to build their downtown warehouse along the Delaware River.

OverheadGoogleMapPeronPropertyDelawarePark

Below you can see where the boundaries are for different porperties.  The area outlined in back is property of Peron.  The area outlined in green is Green Acres encumbererd property.  Block 2102, Lots L2 and L11 are Peron property.  Block 2102, Lot L1 is Delaware River Park and is Green Acres encumbered.  To make the image larger, right click the image and then click "view image". 
TaxMapBlock2102Lots2and11 highlighted

 

For many reasons we believe building a warehouse in downtown Phillipsburg is a bad idea:

  • The additional tractor trailer and box truck traffic would be bad for Phillipsburg.  Phillipsburg's roads are narrow.  When a tractor trailer comes down South Main Street, traffic often has to stop to allow the tractor trailer truck the ability to navigate the road.  With 80 truck bays and 39 tractor trailer parking spaces on the revised 420,000 square foot plan presented by Peron Construction, this will clearly generate a lot of truck traffic.
  • Putting a warehouse along with all the increased truck traffic works against Phillipsburg's long term goals of developing Phillipsburg to being a riverfront destination.
  • The truck traffic and the warehouse would produce oders that will be detectable without instrumentation, and will most likely be detectable in the nearby residential neighborhood.

A bypass:

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In order to mitigate complaints regarding warehouse  on McKeen and other streets in the flats, the town has proposed building a bypass.  There have been two different suggestions regarding a bypass.

There are two possible suggestions that have been floated for a bypass.  Note that the blue highlighted road is South Main Street.

  • One possible suggestion for a bypass road is the road you see highlighted here in red.  This bypass would run down McKeen street and empty onto South Main Street.
  • One possible suggestion for a bypass road is line you see in green.  This bypass road woud cut through what is now LMR's (a wastehauler) property and empty onto South Main Street.

In Summary:

We hope that the Phillipsburg government and Peron Construction understand that a warehouse in downtown Phillipsburg, New Jersey is a bad idea and they reverse their decision build a warehouse in downtown Phillipsburg, New Jersey.