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Officials approve subdivision plans for gravel pit

LEBANON — Final subdivision plans for a large industrial, office and retail development at the site of an old gravel pit between Route 4 and Route 12A in West Lebanon were approved by city planners Monday night.

Twin State Sand and Gravel&#';s 92-acre parcel is to be the site for the 667,200 square-foot Iron Horse Business Park.

The business park, which is to include a retail component, is expected to blend into the already developed 12A corridor, said David Brooks, City Senior Planner.

Though this property itself has gone undeveloped up until now, he said.

&#';The property that it&#';s approved for is an existing gravel pit; it&#';s actually a depleted gravel pit. So to that end it will be a change to the landscape,&#'; Brooks said.

What city planners approved Monday night was the subdivision of the property into 13 lots, Brooks said.

Ten of the lots are to be developed for industrial use. The applicant, Twin State Sand and Gravel, has already submitted a site plan application for those 10 industrial lots, Brooks said.

Though site plan applications have not yet been submitted, the developers have said one lot is to be for commercial use, including an approximately 150,000-square-foot big box store. The remaining two lots are to be for office use.

Fifteen percent of the property, 13.2 acres, is to be set aside as open space.

&#';Part of the approval is a new roadway that will go from Route 12A to Route 4, cutting through the property,&#'; Brook said.

The almost mile-long new road built to serve the business park would reconfigure West Lebanon by connecting those state routes.

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Meghan Pierce may be reached at

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