441 Newark Pompton Turnpike in Wayne — Courtesy: Donnelly Construction
By Joshua Burd
Donnelly Construction has erected walls and steel for a nearly 26,000-square-foot warehouse in Wayne that’s on track to open by this spring, the firm announced Tuesday.
Located at 441 Newark Pompton Turnpike, the facility is slated to include a 26-foot ceiling height, three tailboard loading docks, one drive-in door and 2,000 amps of power, which the builder expects will appeal to manufacturing and light assembly companies. Plans also call for 1,500 square feet of office space and a full-height glass entry.
Donnelly expects to complete the 25,714-square-foot structure on or before May 2023.
“The site offers an excellent location for a warehouse (and) distribution building,” said Rod Donnelly, the firm’s president, touting its proximity to highways such as routes 23 and 46 and interstates 287 and 80.
“When we saw the opportunity to acquire the property, we knew we could transform the site into a viable logistical warehouse distribution asset,” Donnelly added.
The firm since 2018 has expanded its footprint at the site from 14 to 23 acres, according to a news release. In addition to the facility under construction, the property is already home to a fully leased, 29,000-square-foot industrial building, while Donnelly plans to build a third spanning 70,000 square feet.
“We have seen a lot of interest from companies who need easy access for distribution to the New York metro and Pennsylvania markets,” said Thomas Palestina of Palestina Scrivo Properties Inc., the property’s broker, adding that he expects the building to be preleased.
Peter Scrivo, Palestina’s partner, added that “25,714 square feet of new Class A warehouse (and) distribution space is hard to find in this submarket. There is a definite need for space.”