Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Thode Pans Warehouse Proposed on Gun Club Road
That's the word Sam Elliott (as The Stranger) used to describe the events in The Big Lebowski. I am reminded of that when looking at the proposed distribution center on Gun Club Road
I don't disagree that zoning permits this use. Nor do I disagree that those opposed face a huge uphill battle.
But I do question the location from the point of view of the tenant(s) who would occupy that space. It's nowhere near a major highway. Getting to/from 33 would require driving through Nazareth on 248. That's already a mess - especially between Green St and Broad Street (and several blocks either side). Getting to/from 22? Suppose the truck is coming from or going west. How are you going to do that? 248/946/191? Ridiculous! Via Bath (248/512)? Almost as ridiculous.
I'd like to see the financials (I know, a pipe dream) that shows the developer can offer a cheap enough rent to induce a tenant to this location rather one much closer to a major highway. Note well, I believe Petrucci is still trying to find a tenant for his 390,000 sf building on Jacobsburg Road near Wind Gap. And that building is only 2 minutes from 33.