An update this morning from LancasterOnline on Urban Outfitters plans to expand their distribution facility in Gap including tentative plans to add five megawatts solar farm on the facility’s roof and capture storm water runoff in the building’s 900-space parking lot.
The Gap site is one of three being considered by the Philadelphia based retailer. According to LancasterOnline, if the site in Gap is selected, “the building could open in May 2015 and initially create 500 jobs.”
The Lancaster Online article:
As Urban Outfitters shepherds its proposed distribution center through the local approval process, one fact has been clear from the start: It would be very grand.
But this week, at a Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board meeting, another facet of the project emerged: It would be very green.
Though Tuesday’s hearing was about building height, sign sizes, lot lines and the like, the company discussed other aspects, too.
Urban Outfitters might create the nation’s second-largest rooftop solar array on the proposed million-square-foot building in Gap.
The solar array could produce up to five megawatts of power, enough to supply all of the electrical needs of the building.
“Our company is into self-sustainability,” said David Ziel, chief development officer.
“The building will operate solely on solar-generated power.”
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Previous Parkesburg Today coverage of Urban Outfitter’s Gap expansion plans here.