A new 153,000-square-foot e-commerce distribution center will soon take shape in Hawthorne, a sparsely populated village within Mount Pleasant, Westchester County. The project is located at 211 Saw Mill River Road and is expected to create 1,000 construction jobs, as well as 100 full-time and part-time positions when completed.
To facilitate constriction of the project, the Mount Pleasant Industrial Development Agency recently approved a $3.8 million tax incentives package. Total construction costs are estimated at $99 million as reported by USRE Hawthorne LLC, the primary developer responsible for the project.
“This is win-win for the town and school district,” said town supervisor Carl Fulgenzi, who serves as IDA chairman. Fulgenzi also noted that the facility will be paying full property taxes estimated to be over $1.5 million annually when completed.
The single-story, steel-framed distribution center will comprise 153,062 total square feet. This includes 136,214 square feet of warehouse space and 16,848 square feet of office space. The property will also create 778 parking spaces, 12 truck loading spaces, and 62 van loading spaces.
To improve the structure’s energy performance, solar arrays will be installed on the roof of the building.
In addition to a new distribution center, the developer will construct a new traffic signal on Saw Mill River Road, alternatively known as Route 9A, at Belmont Road and a new left-turning lane that will serve both the proposed project and the existing property owned by NYSCO Products.
“The IDA is pleased to provide incentives for this important project, which represents a significant private investment in our Town,” Fulgenzi said. “In addition to creating much-needed new jobs, it will also generate tax revenue for the town and school district without adding any new students and will contribute toward road improvements to Route 9A.”