A ready-mix concrete company based in Fort Collins has won approval from local officials to submit a plan for the construction of a new production facility.
The company, Martin Marietta, currently has an operating plant in Fort Collins at 3000 Ziegler Road but has said that it wants to build a larger facility to accommodate its needs.
The new facility, if ultimately approved, would go up near the intersection of South Timberline Road and East Mulberry Street.
The project has been the subject of several public input meetings, with neighbors saying that they thought the proposed facility was too large for the surrounding area, that it would create additional traffic, and could also, because of a planned 24-hour schedule, prove disruptive.
Larimer County Commissioners meeting on October 15 asked for more inclusive landscaping, as well as fencing, to better obscure the new facility.
The current Fort Collins facility is officially called the Martin Marietta-Rigden Ready Mix plant.
With home offices in Raleigh, North Carolina, Martin Marietta is one of the largest suppliers of aggregates and heavy building materials in the country, enjoying revenues in 2016 of more than $3.8 billion.
The company must now submit a site plan to Larimer County as the next step in the approval process for the new plant.
By Garry Boulard
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