GLASTONBURY, CT — Amazon has plans to set up a logistics facility in a former Nabisco warehouse in Glastonbury, according to The Hartford Business Journal. The town’s planning board will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening about a proposal for the 107 Eastern Blvd. space.
Plans include a reconfiguration and expansion of the parking lot around the 104,000-square-foot building, plus an installation of a canopy. Winstanley Enterprises purchased the 12.5-acre property in September for $4.4 million, The Hartford Business Journal reported.
The addition of the steel canopy would be to shelter 24 delivery vans, according to The Hartford Courant. Some members of the planning and zoning commission have expressed concerns about the amount of proposed impervious surface coverage for parking, which could pose issues with storm water management.
The site would have parking for 208 delivery vans plus 117 employee spaces. The town engineer has expressed concerns about the amount of parking but said he wants to hear the rationale behind the proposal, The Hartford Courant reported.
The site would provide delivery services to customers within a 60-minute drive. The facility would operate 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
In February Amazon announced plans to occupy a former JC Penney warehouse in Manchester, a move that could bring 600 jobs to the area.
Amazon also maintains a major presence in Windsor, where it has a warehouse and is building a “fulfillment center.” It also operates delivery stations in Wallingford, Orange, Trumbull, Danbury, and Stratford.