A Reading, Pa., development firm plans to build an 840,000-square-foot distribution warehouse for a nationally known company that expects to provide 308 full-time jobs, officials said.
The warehouse, which will be the size of 19 football fields, is one of several projects Tiger Development Inc. has planned for about 800 acres near Hopewell Road, said principal partners John Herman and Jeffery Camp.
They said the development firm has bought some of the property and has options on the rest.
They would not say what company will use the proposed warehouse to be built next to the Staples Distribution Center.
The Washington County Commissioners will hold a public hearing next Tuesday on a plan to use $1.5 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funds to be used by the unidentified firm to buy the land for the warehouse from Tiger Development, said Commissioner James R. Wade.
The county will apply for the funds from the state, which distributes the federal grants.