‘The proposal does not fit into this community’: NJ town OKs Amazon warehouse; not everyone on board
The planning board has approved the construction of a new Amazon warehouse in Tinton Falls, but not everyone is happy about it.
The 113,000-square-foot building will be at the current site of Twin Brook Golf Center on Jumping Brook Road, and 50 acres directly to the right of Jumping Brook, which flows into the Jumping Brook Reservoir and Shark River.
The project has raised environmental and residential concerns -- specifically by the New Jersey Sierra Club, who says the project does not fit in the community. The warehouse would be built in an area that's mostly residential.
The director of the organization, Jeff Tittel, writes, in part, “Tinton Falls was wrong when they approved this massive warehouse proposal that will destroy wetlands and cause major flooding. This project will cause more water pollution, air pollution, and truck traffic for the area. The proposal does not fit into this community which is mostly residential and some shopping. The large amount of impervious cover from the warehouse will cause major storm water runoff and flooding issues.”
The warehouse was approved for 231 car parking spaces, 656 van parking spaces and 11 loading docks. According to the application, the delivery station will receive about 19 tractor-trailers each day.