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Major Warehouse Project in Wawayanda Clears Significant Hurdle

The Orange County Partnership is pleased to report that a major industrial project proposal in the Slate Hill section of the Town of Wawayanda can now move forward in the approval process.


The Planning Board of Wawayanda recently granted a negative declaration for Scannell’s warehouse development project. The declaration means the planning board has determined that the project will not have any significant unmitigated impacts on the environment.


The project is to be built on the former Shapiro Farm off of Route 6 in Slate Hill. The plan calls for up to 932,000 square feet of industrial space to be developed on a parcel of approximately 100 acres, similar in scope to the Medline and Amazon projects recently completed in Orange County.


Conor Eckert, Senior Development Officer and Vice President of Business Attraction for the Orange County Partnership, said “The Scannell project will involve an investment of more than $100 million and will likely create hundreds of local jobs in the Town of Wawayanda, in addition to significant increases in tax ratables for the property.” The parcel is currently owned by Nick Fitzpatrick of Aden Logistics.


Scannell Properties, which is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, is a privately owned, international commercial real estate development company specializing in build-to-suit and speculative projects for the industrial, office and multifamily markets. Since 1990, the firm has developed more than 130 million square feet, with an annual development volume of more than $5 billion.