In a fairly quiet move, the developer of the Majestic South Industrial Park has applied to reduce the size of the site’s previously approved buildings, and instead add hundreds and hundreds of parking spaces for delivery vans. It appears the 45 plus acre site at the corner of Huffman Blvd. and Brookwood will become the new home of either Amazon or an Amazon-like company.
The site plan, which the Hillsboro Planning Department is recommending the Hillsboro Planning Commission approve, has 402 regular parking spaces and 911 Van Spaces or associated buffer Van spaces. The reality points to just under 1,000 delivery vans running out of a central hub. This is going to generate a lot of traffic and some believe this will be many times more than the average industrial user would generate.
Notice on this matter was pretty sparse so many people may not know about this and the potential impacts but we believe many may want to have their voices heard. These sort of delivery hubs have been reported to snarl traffic and cause intersections and freeway ramps to fail. The question for the Hillsboro Planning Commission tomorrow night will involve the issues surrounding traffic planning, traffic lights, and who to believe. The applicants are one of the world’s largest developers and the livability effects of this will not affect them as much as those who live here.
The developer/applicant’s packet to the City state’s :
Here is another look at where the property is as outlined in Red.
This land is also the site of the graves of Washington County founder Joseph Meek’s Children and the site of the Methodist Meeting House. A memorial is planned for this site to commemorate both.
To give your input you can attend the meeting online Wednesday night – here is how:
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Phone: 1-253-215-8782 or 1-301-715-8592
“Modification 003-21: Majestic South Huffman 2:
Request: Consider approving an Order for a Modification to a previously approved Case File (DR-025-18) for one distribution building with associated site improvements and a Major Adjustment to provide more parking spaces than the maximum allowed.
Order No. 8341 is available. (Staff: Leslie Hamilton) City of Hillsboro
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This is terrible. Hillsboro is too developed for suburban housing already. This is not reasonable it should not be allowed in a place so close to so much high density housing.What are they going to do with the graves of the the founder of Hillsboro and his family?