Chester County-based Key Development Group plans to build a nearly 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Cumberland County near where it formerly proposed warehouses in previous years.
Key Development, which is known for building a warehouse at Key Logistics Park near Newville, told the Silver Spring Township Planning Commission on Aug. 2 that it wants to build the manufacturing facility on a nearly 39-acre property at 192 Kost Road, township Manager Theresa Eberly said.
In 2010, Key Development proposed rezoning agricultural land on Kost Road to build three warehouses with more than 2 million square feet that could’ve added about 600 jobs to the area. However, after the township’s planning commission recommended rejecting the rezoning request, Key Development withdrew the plans and said it would seek to build the warehouses elsewhere in Cumberland County.
The latest plan would not require that land be rezoned, Eberly said. Key Development wants to combine two properties already zoned industrial to build the factory.
James Clymer, Key Development’s managing partner, said the facility would be light industrial as is permitted in the zone and his company is not requesting waivers on township ordinances for its construction.
Clymer declined to share additional details about the project at this time.
Location of proposed facility