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200-page filing details P&G’s plans for Martinsburg

Procter & Gamble's preliminary plan has been submitted to Berkeley County planners.
Procter & Gamble’s preliminary plan has been submitted to Berkeley County planners.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The preliminary plan for Procter & Gamble’s $500 million manufacturing plant have been submitted to the Berkeley County Planning Commission.

The plans propose building in two phases on a 458-acre site in the Tabler Station Industrial Park. The detailed plans submitted Monday are for 2.9 million square feet of manufacturing, office and distribution space, Berkeley County Planner Steve Thomas said.

“The full anticipated build out is actually 4.8 million square feet,” Thomas said.

The sketch plan submitted earlier this year came in at their maximum anticipated build out.

“Through the planning process it’s always easier to build something smaller and not have to go back to public hearings,” Thomas said.

Changes under the sketch plans can be made without going through that process if those changes do not exceed the 4.8 million square foot threshold or add to traffic and other variables.

The county received around $140,000 in plan review fees for the plan, Thomas said.

They’ve also authorized unlimited overtime for staff to make sure the work on the more than 200-page plan from P&G does not interfere with other projects.

“We have it set up internally that that won’t happen,” Thomas said.

The company hopes to get their grading permit in October to begin construction in the last fall or early winter.

“They’re really going to kick into it in the spring of the following year,” according to Thomas.

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