Route 40's building boom
by Lisa Tome
All of the business development along Cecil's Route 40 isn't in the same town.
In fact, most of the commercial business boom is located on county property with town addresses.
The new Lidl grocery distribution center at the corner of Pulaski Highway and Belvidere Road. The address is 81 Belvidere Road, Perryville and the building measures 754,195 square feet.
These are some of the questions Cecil's Permits and Inspections Department has been fielding regarding the location of these businesses, explained Patrick Conway, Chief of that division.
In mid-June of last year, developer Trammell Crow received approval for a 1,142,600 square foot spec building in that complex in the Principio Industrial Park. That's in North East. That building will be an Amazon distribution center.
A TRUaire distribution center is coming to that same complex. TRUAire manufactures commercial and residential heating and cooling accessories. That center will measure 150,000 square feet.
Conway said he understands the cause of confusion. People who live in Elkton could live anywhere from the Pennsylvania state line to the Chesapeake City Bridge. North East addresses also go to the Pennsylvania line. The east side of Route 272 has North East addresses. The west side has Rising Sun addresses.
If you live along Theodore Road, your address could be in North East, Rising Sun, or Port Deposit. If you live along Ebenezer Church Road, you likely have a Rising Sun address but a North East phone number.
"Rising Sun High School is in North East. And when it comes to jurisdiction, we (the county) has some overlaps in Elkton. Thomson Estates (subdivision) has homes that are both in the Town of Elkton and some that are in the county," said Conway. "And Holly Hall and Elkwood Estates are in the county but not in the town."
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