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March 13, 2014

Londonderry planners hear FedEx details

LONDONDERRY — A proposed FedEx distribution/warehouse facility planned for Industrial Drive has grown to about 300,00 square feet since developers last brought details before town boards.

The Planning Board was the latest group to hear about the new plan that would bring yet another major project to that area of town off Pettengill Road.

The board gave conditional approval to the plan at a meeting March 5.

The updated proposal calls for brings a new Federal Express Ground facility at the property south of the airport. The plant would handle parcel distribution and delivery at various times of the day from the main building on land owned by Ballinger Properties.

The Planning Board got its first look at the FedEx plan last summer, but did not know at that time what company was behind the plan.

Since then, the plan has come before the Conservation Commission and Heritage Commission, with the applicant seeking advice and approval.

The project would be within the town’s gateway business zone, an area that has more flexible criteria for businesses to follow when they bring a plan forward.

Nashua-based civil engineer Jim Petropulous presented the proposal.

He said the new FedEx facility would be used for sorting and distribution of parcels. The company has another location in Londonderry, but doesn’t have the potential for expansion at that location.

“We were fortunate to find this site,” he said. “This is a large-scale project.”

Petropulous said the new location would suit the company well, and is large enough for the added operations.

Having the business in the town’s gateway zone would afford some flexibility as the plan moves forward. It’s also in a prime location.

Petropulous said the new facility would operate with about 70 employees, and up to 470 drivers working various shifts throughout a typical day to bring packages in, sort, and load up trucks for delivery.

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