The Falls Supervisors set the wheels in motion for continued redevelopment progress at the former U.S. Steel site.

The Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to grant preliminary and final land development approval to NorthPoint Development to construct building 20 at the 1,800-acre Keystone Trade Center. Supervisor Jeff Boraski was absent.

Plans call for the developer to construct a 267,532-square-foot warehouse on the 32.2-acre lot, which is situated at 1 Ben Fairless Drive, north of the intersection of Dean Sievers Place and Steel Road South.

As part of the mammoth NorthPoint redevelopment, the Falls Supervisors in May authorized construction of an additional 3 million square feet of warehouse space. The four warehouse buildings totaling more than 3 million square feet were identified as buildings seven through 10. The warehouses will be a little more than 1 million square feet, 1.2 million square feet, 354,432 square feet and 369,200 square feet, respectively.

NorthPoint is constructing several buildings simultaneously, including building 1, which spans 1,159,849 square feet and will be the newest distribution center for a major transportation company.

In all, NorthPoint intends to build 20 or more state-of-the-art industrial warehouse buildings totaling 10 million square feet, with the potential for 15 million square feet.

Officials have said that once complete, the redevelopment will create as many as 14,000 new jobs.

The overall development is expected to continue for several more years, NorthPoint Development Director of Development Jeremy Michael said previously.

The developer will invest $1.5 billion in the transformation of the site. In all, NorthPoint will spend an estimated $40 million to $45 million to remediate the site.

In other business, the Supervisors granted a waiver of land development to Triple Net Investments XCVI, LLC to construct a 13,200-square-foot accessory storage building and on-lot septic field at 9151 Bristol Pike.

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