River Pointe Logistics project draws criticism from planners and public
By Chris Mele | May 23, 2023
The proposed River Pointe Logistics project near the Delaware River, with its immense building footprints and projected traffic, drew rebukes...
It’s not too late to remedy warehouse impacts in New Jersey, experts say
By Chris Mele | May 16, 2023
Ask Ben Spinelli, the executive director of the Highlands Council, a New Jersey regional planning group, whether there are still...
New Jersey warehouse opponents create a new coalition
By Chris Mele | May 9, 2023
To take a drive along the narrow two-lane roads of Franklin Township in Warren County, N.J., is to take a...
How did the ‘Amazonification’ of New Jersey happen?
Shifts in global trade have had a bigger influence in the growth of warehouses than the pandemic, experts said.
By Chris Mele | May 2, 2023
The pandemic has not had the outsized influence on the explosive growth of warehouses in New Jersey as conventional wisdom...
Special report: New Jersey warehouses bloom in the Delaware River watershed
88 million square feet of warehouses are coming to just 14 counties in New Jersey. Where does your county rank?
By Chris Mele | April 25, 2023
It’s well known that New Jersey is rife with warehouse and distribution centers, which have sprouted like weeds throughout the...
Proposed Poconos warehouses would harm quality of life and waters, opponents warn
By Chris Mele | April 24, 2023
Three warehouses proposed in the Poconos would endanger sensitive wetlands and waterways, pollute the air and undermine the region’s quality...
Mammoth industrial park planned near Delaware River could transform Slate Belt
River Pointe Commerce Park, with 13 warehouse-sized buildings of more than 6 million square feet, represents the largest project in the Lehigh Valley perhaps ever, planners say
By Chris Mele | January 24, 2023
Head east on I-80 from Stroudsburg, Pa., in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Poconos – once renowned for lovers’ resorts featuring...
Lehigh River watershed threatened by explosive warehouse growth
Region is ‘ground zero’ for big box buildings
By Chris Mele | April 27, 2022
Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of stories exploring water quality in the nine basins in Pennsylvania...