Plans for massive pharma manufacturing campus go before Middletown planning & zoning

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Early plans for a large pharmaceutical manufacturing facility went before the Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission earlier this month.

The commission’s agenda listed a 187-acre location on Levels Road as a pharmaceutical manufacturing campus site.

The Delaware Business Times (subscription paywall), which first reported the project, stated that it consists of several buildings constructed over a period of years, with a final employment figure of 1,200.

An email request for comment was sent to an international real estate advisory firm representative representing the undisclosed company.

The Business Times reported the development had been dubbed “Project Dragonfly.”

The proposed manufacturing site would provide a major boost to the town, which last year lost Clarios, the former Johnson Controls battery plant and a longtime employer.

Middletown is the home of a massive Amazon fulfillment center. The online giant chose to further expand to the north with a site at the former GM Boxwood plant near Newport in northern New Castle County and a site in the Delaware City area, south of New Castle.

Middletown and the State of Delaware landed Swiss-based Datwyler, which built a $100 million plant that makes drug delivery systems. The plant opened in 2019.

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