CSOR: New Home Depot Distribution Center in Connecticut

FIRST CAR ARRIVES 28.DECEMBER

A second home depot distribution center in South Windsor Connecticut on the “Armory Branch” has been under construction for some months and two spur tracks constructed, one inside the building.  The first car (a single boxcar) was brought Monday December 28th by Connecticut Southern Railroad.

The $50-million, 421,000-square-foot, 46 acre facility is the second in the Hartford area which already has a warehouse on the Central New England in Bloomfield.  Owned by Indiana developer Scannell Properties, the property got a 50% property tax abatement from the town.

The new warehouse “is part of our investment strategy to speed up delivery to customers and stores, eventually reaching 90% of our customers with same day/next day delivery,” Home Depot said in a statement.

Another Scannell Properties distribution center (which also got a tax abatement), a $42 million Coca-Cola bottling plant sits across the street.  Scannell is also planning a 251,500 square foot distribution center adjacent on Ellington Road for an unnamed tenant.

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{Hartford Business Journal}

 

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Christopher has 15 years of railroad experience, starting as a Conductor on Cape Cod and 15 years of public policy advocacy and outreach work.  He is an expert on passenger rail economics, freight shippers, operations planning and development.   Christopher is the Executive Director of Vermont Rail Action Network, communicating the vision of better trains.  Previous clients have included All-Earth Rail, Champ P3, MBTA, Metro-North, Amtrak, Portland Tri-Met.