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PLAINVILLE — A Wakefield firm wants to build a 288,000-square-foot warehouse facility on Commerce Boulevard, and the plans have some residents concerned.

Commerce Boulevard is an L-shaped road that runs between Route 1A and Cross Street.

One of the concerned residents, Robin Pollock, said Monday that the proposed facility would have at least 200 bays for trucks, meaning large vehicles could be constantly coming and going.

The trucks would also add to air pollution, she said.

“That’s a huge proposal which will have a major impact on the quality of life for Plainville residents including noise, air quality, etc....I hope the (planning board) hearing is continued so that more residents can learn about it,” she said.

The proposal has gone before the board for permits concerning earth removal, water protection, and site plan approval.

The hearings have been continued and no decision has been made yet. Chris Yarworth, director of planning and development, said the board has been seeking additional information.

He said the developers, Northbridge Partners, have not said who the warehouse would be for and are not required to disclose that information, so the board does not know the full nature of the business that would be housed there.

The proposed building would be modular and could be expanded, if needed, he said.

The town’s consultant traffic engineers are studying the proposal, he said.

Northbridge Partners’ website describes the company as a real estate investment firm.

Jim Hand may be reached at 508-236-0399 or You can follow him on Twitter at @TSCpolitics.

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