Donnelly Construction is planning a spring 2022 groundbreaking for a new 25,000-square-foot industrial development at 441 Newark-Pompton Turnpike in Wayne, as depicted in this rendering. — Rendering by Gensler
By Joshua Burd
A construction firm has announced plans for a new 25,000-square-foot industrial building in Wayne, the first of two slated for a site at the western edge of the township.
The locally based builder, Donnelly Construction, is eyeing a spring 2022 groundbreaking for the project at 441 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, according to a news release. Plans call for 25-foot ceiling heights and a layout that includes 1,800 square feet of office and 2,080 square feet of mezzanine space, with the firm having recently secured planning board approval.
“This development is a direct response to help meet the overwhelming demand for warehouse space in New Jersey given the growth in e-commerce and consumer spending habits over the course of the last 18 to 20 months,” said Chris Donnelly, vice president of Donnelly Construction.
Donnelly has tapped Gensler as the architect for the project, which is the first of two warehouses planned for the 14.5-acre site.
“This project will contribute to Wayne Township’s robust industrial and logistics market with a prime location sitting at the cross section of Interstate 80, 287 and Route 46,” said Jack Paruta, an architect at Gensler. “It’s designed to be versatile for future tenant uses with its clear heights, ample column bays, three-bay loading dock and drive-in door.”