The Port Wentworth City Council recently approved a rezoning request for the second phase of the largest warehouse complex in the city’s history. The approved portions of the project, known as the Varnedoe-Wiggins tract, totals 8.2 million square feet, with a possible 3 million to 4 million more coming in a third phase.  

The warehouse park is slated to house 13 buildings along with associated auto parking, trailer parking, drainage, utility, access and infrastructure improvements.

According to planning and zoning documents, tenants have not been named yet, but the project is predicted to create between 400 to 800 new jobs. 

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Council members Linda Smith, Lynwood Griner and Glenn Jones voted Aug. 26 to approve the rezoning from residential agriculture to planned industrial.