Two plots will be joined in an industrial park off U.S. 15 near Adamstown for the construction of a more than 104,000-square-foot warehouse.

The Frederick County Planning Commission unanimously approved a site development plan for the property on Wednesday.

The project joins two lots in Stanford Industrial Park into a lot of more than 11 acres.

The site plan includes a one-story, 104,500-square-foot building with 91,960 square feet of warehouse space and 12,540 square feet of office space.

This is the third time a site plan has been approved for the property.

A preliminary plan for the section of the industrial park where the building will be was first approved in 1987, and all 18 lots in the park were recorded by October 2000, according to a county planning document.

A site plan for this parcel was approved in December 2006 and expired two years later. Another site plan was approved in August 2016 and expired on Aug. 10.

Commissioner Sam Tressler asked why the site’s applicant has come back again, and how the market looks for getting a buyer to build on the lot.

Seamus Fitzgerald, with the applicant Stanford Limited Partnership, said the company had a potential buyer lined up but the buyer decided to go to another location.

The land business has always been cyclical and difficult, but they think this is the best use for the property, he said.

The warehouse will be required to have 134 parking spaces.

As part of an agreement with the county, the applicant will have to pay $78,375 into an escrow account to help pay for improvements at U.S. 15 and Mountville Road.

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Ryan Marshall is the transportation and growth and development reporter for the News-Post. He can be reached at

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