Agreed. Fixing one's problem by tossing it to others is no solution. Its not clear the Traffic Calming regulations have been followed here. The regulations call for immediate retraction of the engineering if more that 5% of traffic is diverted. This will diverter way more.
It's sad to see industry leaving town. I feel for the employees. I heard Wharton Industrial approached them. I do think it would make a great Amazon distribution center. Just kidding, I think it should be open space. Eventually, the town will feel the tax burden by not encouraging new businesses to move to town or stay in town. This building pays just over $100k in taxes. The proposed warehouse at exit 9 would have brought in over $400k in taxes... meanwhile, we are worried about a handful of people who have out-of-state plates that cost the town $800 a year in property tax.