GERMANTOWN — Plan Commission
members here on Monday night agreed to recommend rezoning a roughly
45-acre swath of agricultural land to make way for a proposed nearly
240,500-square-foot industrial building.
Who exactly would go into the new facility wasn’t immediately clear,
though documents filed with village leaders this week said a local
plastics distributor would move into a building designed to house
The structure — actually part of what could be a small industrial
campus on Germantown’s northwest side — would go near the
Goldendale and Rockfield roads. Detailed site plans for the
construction still need approval, and the measure to rezone the area
for industrial use (it’s currently zoned for agriculture) needs
Village Board members’ thumbs-up.
But conceptual diagrams shown at Monday’s planning meeting showed a
240,468-square-foot building fronting Rockfield Road, with space to
potentially build out a 75,000-square-foot expansion closer to
Goldendale Road. The facility would have space for multiple truck
“We are assuming our client will have approximately 60-70 employees
with the initial building proposed for development with up to
potentially 100-110 employees on one daytime shift,” developers
behind the proposal wrote in a filing with Germantown’s Plan
The “client” was unnamed, though commission documents described the
company as a distributor of plastic containers already located in
Germantown but looking to expand.
Builders could construct two tentatively laid-out additional
structures — each 130,000 square feet and with dozens more potential
truck stall spaces — directly south of the larger structure.
The 240,500-square-foot facility would be able to take in multiple
tenants, though remarks at Monday’s Plan Commission meeting
indicated only one user — the unnamed client — would be expected to
use the space.
Germantown leaders have so far questioned the building’s location,
noting at Monday’s meeting they’d prefer constructing the structure
closer to the Goldendale-Rockfield intersection. Designs this week
showed the building set far back from Goldendale, leaving space for
the prospective future addition.
Domenico Ferrante, an architect for the project who spoke with Plan
Commission members on Monday, said designers were planning to turn
the large setback area into a temporary park-like space before
possibly expanding the structure in the future.