Warehouses are taking over Howell and now Victory Road is next. Developers want to build a 200,000 square foot warehouse on Victory Road that will bring over 100 tractor-trailers per day and hundreds more vehicles. The warehouse proposes 25 loading docks, 68 tractor-trailer parking spaces, and 73 passenger vehicle parking spaces. This will bring tractor-trailers to our rural and residential roads, increase significant flooding in the nearby areas, and pose a great environmental threat. The project's impacts include increased noise pollution, increased emissions, increased light pollution, road damage from truck traffic, and destruction of habitat for endangered species and much more.
The impacts from this warehouse will be felt by everyone who lives near Maxim Southard Road, Oak Glen Road and Lakewood Farmingdale Road, so this includes Candlewood, Woodstone and Hawke Pointe. This isn't just about the residents on Victory Road. This is about everyone who lives in the entire area. We depend on your support to fight this fight with us. We must stand together to save our neighborhood and environment. We do not believe kids, animals and tractor-trailers belong together. We must come together and send a message to our elected officials this warehouse is oversized, ill-placed and does not belong in this part of Howell. THIS IS THE WRONG LOCATION FOR A WAREHOUSE THIS SIZE!!
All donations will be used to help defray the cost of the attorney and the professionals who will be hired to help fight this project. Please join us in donating to save the rural character of Howell and help Preserve Victory Road! No donation is too small, we would love to get $20 from 1,000 people and show our strength in opposition to this warehouse.
About the warehouse:
The property is 20 acres in size and currently undeveloped and wooded. The property contains several pockets of freshwater wetlands which have been verified by the NJDEP. Public water and sanitary sewer are not currently available. The developers plan to remove nearly all the trees to build this warehouse. According to the New Jersey State Development and Redevelopment Plan, the site is within
the Environmentally Sensitive Planning Area (PA5).
According to the NJDEP’s Landscape Project, the site is mapped as a Rank 3 habitat. This Rank 3 habitat contains occurrences of the State-threatened Pine Barrens treefrog and a foraging occurrence of the special concern Great Blue Heron. Rank 3 indicates that the land has been identified as providing habitat for State threatened species. The Howell Township Environmental Commission has expressed concern over this.