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June 20, 2024

144,000-sq.ft. warehouse proposed in Manchester

Contributed A rendering of the proposed 144,074-square-foot distribution center at 71 and 81 Commerce Road, Manchester.

A more than 144,000-square-foot warehouse has been proposed in Manchester along the East Hartford town line, according to town documents.

Luzern Associates LLC, a Greenwich-based real estate investment firm with another office in Boston, recently submitted applications to construct a 144,074-square-foot distribution center at 71 and 81 Commerce Road. The group is seeking an inland wetland permit, special-use exception and approval of an erosion and sediment control plan.

The property is 19.98 acres and plans call for 28 loading docks, two drive-in doors, 15 trailer storage spaces and 127 parking spaces in addition to the warehouse and distribution center.

No tenants are listed in the project application.

The parcel has industrial properties to the east and south, residential properties to the west in East Hartford and interstate 291 to the north. According to plans submitted by developers, the project’s design was done in consideration of the residential properties on the west side of the property by placing the loading docks on the east side and setting back the building at least 150 feet with natural buffers like trees and shrubbery planned.

With applications officially submitted to the town’s Planning and Economic Development Department, municipal staff will now prepare their own report about the project ahead of the next Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

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