Programs for proposed Madera County distribution center extend

A big-rig truck enters Highway 99 in Fresno.

A big-rig truck enters Highway 99 in Fresno.

Fresno Bee file

An industrial e-commerce facility proposed for a significant plot of unincorporated land just outside the house of the city of Fresno has developed bigger. When the venture is anticipated to deliver much more than 1,800 positions to the region, advocates say the proposed facility would boost air pollution and direct to much more health challenges in close by communities.

The proposed web site of the five-tale e-commerce storage and distribution facility, known as the Project Riverwood Fulfillment Middle, elevated from 2.9 million square feet to roughly 3.4 million square feet, Jamie Bax, the deputy director of group and economic improvement-planning at Madera County, instructed The Bee very last week. There are no strategies to adjust the project’s site or web site functions.

“The amended software modifies specified areas of the site approach and developing style and design,” explained Bax in a statement.

Genuine estate company Seefried Industrial Attributes submitted the new strategies for growth in February. The venture would be found northeast of Highway 99 and south of Avenue 7 on a 122-acre web site in Madera County, near the border with Fresno County. It continues to be unclear which organization would be operating the facility. Seefried Industrial Attributes did not right away reply to a request for remark.

Setting up for the venture continues to be in the original phases. County officers are in the midst of planning a revised environmental affect report, Bax reported. The report will assess how the proposed growth could effect air excellent, air pollution and targeted visitors, and if it could possibly develop other prospective hazards for neighboring people. The environmental overview procedure will get an believed six to eight months.

“County conclusion-makers will not consider approval of the undertaking till the

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