Brian Temple, an bold developer, is about to launch an bold venture close to his residence turf.
“We’re ready to break ground on phase I within the next month,” Temple mentioned Monday, as he outlined plans for the Fort Cherry Development District. The endeavor encompasses building of sunshine industrial, flex, workplace and distribution areas on reclaimed strip mine land in Robinson Township, Washington County, a brief trek from Hickory, his lifelong residence.
Temple, president of Imperial Land Corp. in Moon Township, mentioned all permits are in place for part I – a 130-acre tract the place three tons and 4 constructing pads will likely be created. He does have a pre-construction assembly with the contractor, Mele Mele & Sons of Braddock, earlier than work can begin.
There is a gross sales settlement on a kind of tons, for a 195,000-square-foot constructing on 20 acres. Temple mentioned the customer, “per agreement,” won’t shut on the deal till July, making it “hard to project how long” it is going to be earlier than that facility is operational.
The growth district will likely be a multi-phase venture that “could take a number of years” to fully construct out, Temple acknowledged. The district, in keeping with estimates, could have 6 million sq. toes of operational house and is projected to generate $542.4 million in non-public funding.
Imperial Land has 875 acres with which to work – 62 acres bigger than Southpointe.
This reclaimed mining space is in a strategic location, adjoining to the Southern Beltway on the Midway-McDonald exit. It is in shut proximity to Interstate 79, Pittsburgh International Airport and the Shell Chemicals cracker plant in Beaver County.
“Our property surrounds that interchange,” Temple mentioned, including that Fort Cherry Golf Club and Fort Cherry High School are inside view. “Quicksilver (Golf Club) is on the far side of our property.”
One draw back to the placement is its hilly terrain. “Because this is a former strip mine site, there will be added costs,” Temple mentioned. “There are no utilities, and with inflation now, it will cost a lot to get utilities and site work done.”
Another Imperial Land Corp. venture has served as a mannequin for the Fort Cherry growth: Findlay Industrial Park, a number of miles away and a brief distance from Pittsburgh International. It is a 400-acre growth off the Westport interchange of Route 576, recognized domestically because the Findlay Connector. Ground for that venture was damaged in 2008.
Nine companies are actually working there. Temple mentioned 3.8 million sq. toes of house is underneath roof on that property, the place 2,188 are employed.
Temple, a Hickory resident since start, has been with Imperial Land since 2012. He has been president for just a little greater than a 12 months, succeeding Jerry Bunda, who retired. Temple was the corporate’s growth supervisor earlier than that, and served in different regional roles earlier than that.
From 2000 to 2012, he was the group growth director in North Fayette Township, the place Temple was instrumental within the growth of the Pointe at North Fayette and in housing developments. Temple additionally has been on the planning fee and board of supervisors in Mount Pleasant Township, Washington County, his residence municipality, and on a number of growth boards within the state.
Development is his sport, and Brian Temple is now enjoying it on his residence area: the Fort Cherry Development District.