TOWN OF MONTGOMERY- The town Planning Board has moved forward on two warehouses Monday night, two days before the newly adopted building moratorium is expected to take effect.


In addition to approving an Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) findings statement for Medline’s 1.3-million-square-foot distribution center, it granted a Negative Declaration to a 312,500-square-foot warehouse and office building at 134 Neelytown Road, which would exclude the project from the six-month moratorium geared toward warehouses and distribution centers larger than 40,000 square feet.


The findings statement approval moves Medline’s project one step closer to reality as the Board finalizes adjustments for the site plan.


Although the town adopted the moratorium on April 23, it would not take effect until Wednesday while going through the state approval process. According to the moratorium, projects whose Draft Environmental Impact Statement have been accepted or have received a negative declaration will not be affected.


Two of nine warehouse projects pending before the Board would fall under the threshold, including a 240,000-square-foot warehouse developed by Galaxy Limited at 31 Barron Road and a project that has been on hold since 2010.