BEL AIR, MD—With an industrial vacancy rate below 5%,Hartford County is reportedly looking to clear upissues involving about 200 acres in order to allow new industrialdevelopment.


Hartford County Director of Economic Development JamesC. Richardson says a landowner and developer is eyeing thepossibility of building a total of 2 million square feet ofindustrial space. He would not identify the site or the firmproposing the venture, but notes a key issue with the property ishighway access, according to the Baltimore Business Journal.


“It's in an area that's got all of the entitlements except forstate highway stuff,” Richardson says. “If we can get this workedout, I'd like to see something hopefully breaking ground this fall,but I don't know that we're going to make it with the highwayissues.”


Harford County currently has two warehouse projects underconstruction—Liberty Property Trust's945,720-square-foot distribution center for CloroxCorp. and Ryan Commercial LLC's656,000-square-foot building for cosmetics retailerSephora. See story in the Baltimore Business Journal.

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John Jordan

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