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New Industrial Project Proposed in Wawayanda: Project Liberty

Last month, Scannell Properties of Indianapolis, IN presented a new project to the Town of Wawayanda Planning Board coined by the Orange County Partnership as “Project Liberty.” 

The proposed $150-million facility will be home to a nationwide, confidential beverage distributor. Project Liberty expects to create in excess of 100 jobs once in operation. No estimates were available on the amount of construction jobs to be created. The project hopes to secure regulatory approvals by July of this year and break ground in the fall of this year. 

This project will be located adjacent to the approved $220-million Amazon facility on Route 6, thus bringing Scannell’s investment in Wawayanda alone at approximately $370 million.

“With these two projects, the Route 6 corridor in Wawayanda/Slate Hill will be the focal point of hundreds of millions of dollars in investment and hundreds of good paying construction and permanent jobs,” said Conor Eckert, vice president of business attraction for The Orange County Partnership.

There are a number of other significant speculative commercial projects in the regulatory process in Wawayanda that will offer companies attractive options to relocate or expand their operations in Orange County.

Both Project Liberty and Amazon display the strength of the Orange County market from a tenant-demand perspective—and a good sign of projects to come in Wawayanda, Orange County Partnership officials stated.