Site plan image from the application of NorthPoint Development for its proposed Riverhead Logistics Center.

NorthPoint Development, the Kansas City-based company that acquired 39.7 industrially zoned acres on Middle Road in Calverton has filed a site plan application for the development of a 641,000-square-foot warehouse facility.

In addition to the proposed 520-foot by 1,232-foot warehouse building, the site will be developed with 143 truck parking spaces and 305 auto parking spaces, according to the site plan.

The site is located in the Industrial A zoning use district. NorthPoint acquired the property in November for just under $7 million.

The developer will seek expansions to both the Riverhead Water District and the Riverhead Sewer District o serve the project, according to application documents. The proposed use will result in anticipated water use of 25,640 gallons per day.

The project calls for clearing a little over 36 acres of the 39.7-acre mostly wooded site. The construction would result in 29.9 acres of impervious surface on the site.

The developer has not yet secured tenants for the Riverhead Logistics Center, according to company representatives. The building would accommodate one to four tenants. NorthPoint specializes in industrial and multifamily development and holds onto their properties for the long term, they said.

“We don’t typically have a tenant in mind when we move forward with a development,” NorthPoint Community Development Director Jamie Lamb said in an interview earlier this month. “We want to make sure that all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed before we actually start marketing to tenants,” she said. “The company has a portfolio of 120 million square feet of plants across the country” and “a lot of relationships and partnerships with a lot of the big Fortune 500 Fortune 50 tenants,” she said.

Among the NorthPoint’s industrial clients are Walmart, Amazon, Lowe’s, The Home Depot,, Wayfair, DHL and FedEx, according to promotional material provided by Lamb.

There is a high demand for warehouse and logistics space, so often a tenant is engaged before the building is completed, Lamb said.

“We don’t have anybody at this moment in time. But with our partnerships across the country, we’re not concerned about about being able to fill that building,” she said.

The site is located at 1743 Middle Road and its primary access point will be on Middle Road, opposite Manor Road. The site abuts N.Y. State Department of Transportation property to the south and east, where the on-ramp to the Long Island Expressway is located. The developer is exploring the option of direct access to the expressway, NorthPoint engineer Bryan Roslund said. “We are having conversations with the State DOT,” he said.

NorthPoint hosted a community meeting at the Residence Inn March 3 to introduce the company and its plans to local residents. Company representatives then attended a meeting of the Greater Calverton Civic Association to answer questions and hear community feedback.

Residents expressed concerns about the potential traffic impacts of a logistics center at that location. Truck traffic would be directed to take Manor Road to Middle Country Road for access to the expressway or other major arteries and would not be expected to travel on local roadways, the company representatives told the civic group.

The developer’s environmental assessment form filed with the site plan application estimates 33 trucks exiting or entering the facility in the midday peak hour, from 3 to 4 p.m.

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