Dixon Valve gets final OK for headquarters
CHESTERTOWN — Without dissent, the planning commission on Oct. 17 granted final site plan approval for the Dixon Valve and Coupling Co. headquarters, phase two of the Chestertown Business Campus that will transform the northern gateway to town.
The tentative timeline to break ground for the twostory, 64,800-square-foot building is December/January, KRM President Kate Gray said. Construction will take about a year.
When completed, all offices that are currently located at 800 High St. will move, Gray said. She estimated that to be 130 employees.
No manufacturing personnel will move in this phase of the project.
KRM is the real estate division of Dixon Valve and the developer of the Chestertown Business Campus, which is on an 84-acre tract that the Town of Chestertown annexed in 2016. There will be a warehouse, a fitness center and apartments, in addition to the new Dixon Valve headquarters.
Ground was broken in June 2017 for the 150,000-squarefoot warehouse, which will replace the existing facility in the KRM-owned Chestertown Business Park.
Gray, KRM Vice President Bryan Matthews and engineer Kevin Shearon of DMS and Associates attended last week’s Chestertown Planning Commission meeting.
The headquarters project received preliminary site plan approval last December. About the only change in the final plan was the waiver of 162 required parking spaces. The approved plan shows only 148 spaces. There are 92 additional spaces at the distribution center, which will share a parking lot with the headquarters building.