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A company is seeking a special permit to redevelop three parcels along Route 107 into a light industrial building.
Hilco Redevelopment Partners is asking the Board of Selectmen to grant a special permit to allow a light industrial use at 20, 140 and 150 Salem Turnpike (Route 107).
In a letter to the town, Hilco explains that the firm is under contract to purchase the three Route 107 properties that total 7.2 acres.
“HRP is seeking approval to redevelop the site from its existing use of an auto body shop and scrap yard into a modern, light industrial facility while enhancing its street presence and remediating existing environmental conditions,” the letter reads.
The 140 Salem Turnpike property is currently Patty’s Auto Parts and the parcels at 20/150 Salem Turnpike are being used as an auto body shop.
Hilco outlined in its letter that the parcels at 20, 140 and 150 Salem Turnpike can accommodate a light industrial building of between 120,000 and 140,000 square feet.
Possible future tenant uses that Hilco specified in its letter include package processing and distribution (such as UPS, Amazon, FedEx), food and beverage processing and distribution (wholesale fruits and vegetables, meats and seafood), processing and distribution of high value cargo originating from Logan Airport (i.e. pharmaceuticals, electronics), life science manufacturing and other light manufacturing and distribution uses that benefit from being in close proximity to the Greater Boston area.
No heavy industrial uses would be sought for tenants, according to Hilco.
“HRP believes the property offers an exciting opportunity to revitalize Saugus’s southern industrial district and bring additional commerce to the town,” the Hilco letter reads.
A public hearing on Hilco’s request for a special permit is scheduled for the Board of Selectmen meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7:25 p.m. at Saugus Town Hall.
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