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BADA approves plan for two warehouses along Boulevard Enders | Winchester star

By May 13, 2022Site plan

BERRYVILLE — Only two new warehouses will be built along Jack Enders Boulevard.

On Wednesday evening, the Berryville Area Development Authority (BADA) approved a site plan for LGV Group LLC to build the warehouses on 12½ acres adjacent to Clarke County Business Park.

The company initially proposed to develop three warehouses there.

Originally owned by Brent Mercke, the property was already zoned to accommodate types of businesses suitable for small industrial parks.

BADA advises the Clarke County Board of Supervisors and Berryville City Council on land use issues involving an area targeted for possible incorporation into the city.

Her unanimous vote, following a motion by Kathy Smart seconded by Diane Harrison, ends more than six months of indecision on the project.

Based in Loudoun County, LGV operates a business on Station Road in Berryville where metal windows and doors are manufactured.

Each of the three warehouses initially proposed was to comprise 60,000 square feet. LGV planned to occupy one and lease the other two.

The review of the site plan has been postponed several times. Officials asked for more information on how the warehouses would affect their environment. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) also reviewed the project.

To address the DEQ’s concerns about stormwater runoff, LGV decided not to build one of the warehouses. This will reduce the amount of impermeable surface on the site from 8.2 acres to around 6 acres, documents show.

One of the warehouses to be built will include 60,000 square feet. LGV plans to occupy this warehouse, which will be closest to the boulevard, according to Berryville Community Development Director Christy Dunkle.

The other warehouse will be 85,000 square feet and will be leased, Dunkle said in his understanding.

A stormwater management system will be installed on the property, she said.

The approved site plan will also establish a larger buffer zone between the property and the adjacent subdivision of Berryville Glen. Dunkle said landscaping pads will be installed.

The LGV “responded to the (local) requirements of the buffer zone”, she stressed.

The company did not say when construction would begin, it said.