UPS Wants to Build Warehouse Near Lower Moreland; Residents Are Not Too Happy

The shipping giant UPS is hoping to build a warehouse and distribution center in Philadelphia near the Lower Moreland border despite residents’ protests. Image via the Philadelphia Inquirer.

UPS is hoping to build a warehouse and distribution center near the Lower Moreland despite protests from residents, writes Jason Laughlin for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The shipping giant is proposing to develop a million-square-foot facility on Red Lion Road near Philadelphia’s border with the Montgomery County town.

The space was most recently used as a golf course. However it offers UPS everything that shipping companies have been searching for lately: a large property close to major road arteries that is also close to the city’s population centers.

“It’s kind of the new paradigm of the way shipping is done and delivery to people’s homes,” said Carl Primavera, a lawyer representing UPS.

Meanwhile tenants in the surrounding residential areas are not happy with the proposal.

“This is going to be the size of Citizens Bank dropped into a residential area,” said Jack O’Hara.

O’Hara is head of the Greater Bustleton Civic League, which has been leading opposition to the warehouse plan along with Somerton Civic Association.

Among the main concerns that have been raised by residents are traffic and noise and light pollution.

Read more about the development proposal at The Philadelphia Inquirer by clicking here.

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