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Developer planning 3 warehouses for northeast Lacey

Street view from the Hawks Prairie roundabout looking north toward the 3000 block of Marvin Road Northeast. A warehouse development has been proposed at 3800 Marvin Road NE.
Street view from the Hawks Prairie roundabout looking north toward the 3000 block of Marvin Road Northeast. A warehouse development has been proposed at 3800 Marvin Road NE. sbloom@theolympian.com

An area of Lacey known for its light industrial development is getting more of it, according to city information.

The proposal calls for three warehouses to be built at 3800 Marvin Road NE, according to a decision announced by the city. That decision — a mitigated determination of non-significance — was published as a legal ad in The Olympian last week.

The decision means that an environmental impact statement will not be required for the project. A senior planner with the city could not be reached Monday for more details.

Kansas City-based NorthPoint Development LLC wants to develop an 130-acre parcel with three warehouse buildings that total 1.9 million square feet. The project will include parking areas, loading docks, stormwater facilities, utility infrastructure and site landscaping, according to the legal ad.

The Olympian was unable to reach a representative of NorthPoint for comment.

According to the company website, NorthPoint develops industrial, senior housing and self-storage properties. It is active in 16 states, including Washington state.

The company’s biggest customer is General Motors. Other customers include Amazon, Walmart, Grainger, United Parcel Service, New Balance Shoes, Saks Fifth Ave, Post Cereal, Kubota Tractor and General Electric, according to its website.

Two of the proposed warehouses are quite large, city information shows.

One measures 1.2 million square feet, while another is more than 500,000 square feet. Representatives of NorthPoint met with Lacey officials in September during a pre-submission conference, according to city information. Those meetings are held so that developers can learn more about city requirements for their projects.

If the project moves forward, its timing could make things interesting for traffic in the area, because northeast Lacey is already dealing with a state project to turn the Marvin Road overpass into a diverging diamond interchange.

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