About 190 acres of heavily wooded land along Wesel Boulevard is slated to become a sprawling business center that will generate close to 1,500 jobs and include 2.2 million square feet of space, officials said Wednesday afternoon at a Hagers- town Planning Commission meeting.

The facility being planned by Missouri-based NorthPoint Development will include four facilities for warehousing and distribution, and require $132.9 million in investment, according to plans. It will have close to 1,700 parking spaces.

The planning commission unanimously approved a preliminary plan for the development, which now will undergo a more detailed site-plan review.

Initial details of the project were released in June, although company officials said at

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