By Carol Britton Meyer
Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is proposing to transform an existing 149,000-square-foot warehouse on a 17-acre site in the South Hingham Industrial Park into a package delivery station.
The planning board is reviewing the proposal for what would be a 24-hour operation that would generate an estimated 1,844 vehicle trips a day -- including on-site employees, delivery services providers, visitors, and others. The purpose of this facility is to make local deliveries within a 60-minute radius.
The board is taking a close look at a number of considerations -- including traffic, parking, and pedestrian and vehicular safety and access. On-site parking would accommodate 458 vehicles.
The hearing was continued until June 15, when more information will be provided.
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