Harvey Construction plans new industrial building in Bedford
By KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
Union Leader Correspondent
August 03. 2018 9:43PM
BEDFORD — Harvey Construction is proposing a new, 20,000-square-foot industrial building at a vacant site on Harvey Road.
A portion of the prefabricated steel building, if approved, will be used for a warehouse, according to plans on file at town hall.
The Planning Board will be considering the project during a meeting later this month.
“Harvey plans to occupy approximately 8,000 square feet of the building for warehousing and general maintenance of equipment, along with 800 square feet accessory office space,” Robert Duval, chief engineer with TFM civil engineers, wrote in the plans. “They intend to lease out the remaining space as up to four industrial or warehouse tenant spaces.”
According to the proposal, each of the units will have its own parking and a pedestrian door leading to a small accessory office in the front, as well as loading doors at the rear.
The site is currently vacant, however a small portion of the nearly four-acre parcel is being used for storage.
Stone River Architects has designed a structure with a metal panel roof with flush mounted solar panels along the entire roof structure, according to a letter from Tony Nazaka, project manager, to the town’s planning director.
The site on Harvey Road has access to South River Road, as well as a newly proposed access driveway that will connect to the property’s parking, loading and storage areas, according to the plans.
A preliminary traffic study has been conducted to determine how the new industrial building might impact traffic in the South River Road area.
“Due to the central location of the site on the Harvey Road loop, we expect that trips will be split between Autumn Lane and Harvey Road to access U.S. Route 3,” states a traffic memo to the planning department.
Engineers predict the traffic volumes and impacts associated with the new project to be minimal, with total traffic amounting to less than one new trip every four minutes during peak hours on weekdays.
“With access to both Harvey Road and Autumn Lane from the site, this traffic will have no significant effect on existing traffic conditions on the nearby roadway network,” wrote Duval.
The Planning Board will review the site plan application at 7 p.m. on Aug. 13 at the BCTV Meeting Room, 10 Meetinghouse Rd.