Concretebroker

Blog

article title image

Published on 9/28/2018

Published by marketing@concretebroker.com.au

CONCRETE CONTROVERSY

Fort Collins Residents Share Concerns About Concrete Plant’s Plans


 

Source: Denver.cbslocal.com

By Jamie Leary

 

Credit: cbs local

 

 

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – One of the nation’s top suppliers of asphalt and concrete says its Fort Collins lease is up. It’s now seeking county approval for a parcel of land in the middle of the town’s booming Mulberry Corridor.

 

fort collins concrete 5 Fort Collins Residents Share Concerns About Concrete Plants Plans

Credit: cbs local

Martin Marietta currently operates a ready mix concrete plant off of Zigler Road in Fort Collins. The land it hopes to relocate to, near South Timberline Road and Mulberry, is situated within Larimer County.

It’s a good move for the company but a shock to the growing neighborhoods it would be situated in the middle of.

“I agree we need concrete plants, we need production, we need to build these things but not in an area that’s so populated,” said Michelle Elder.

 

 

fort collins concrete 1 Fort Collins Residents Share Concerns About Concrete Plants Plans

Credit : cbs local

 

Elder has lived in the Dry Creek subdivision for six years. She has a view from her porch of the farmland that could be home to the new Marietta plant.

Since she has been there, more homes subdivisions have popped up, there’s a school and a fire department and at least another 800 homes slated for the newest subdivision, Mosaic.

The area has seen industrial growth but in recent years it has been outnumbered by residential.

Neighbors have a wide range of concerns, including pollution to the air and their groundwater as well as noise and traffic.

Marietta plans to run production 24 hours a day, Monday through Saturday. While it says it will limit production outside of normal hours to 15 percent, the “normal hours” aren’t normal for Elder.

“They were trying to make regular hours be 4 a.m., who the hell is normally up at 4 a.m.? “ said  Elder. “I kind of feel fortunate that I’m not right on top of that.”

 

 

fort collins concrete 3 Fort Collins Residents Share Concerns About Concrete Plants Plans

Credit: cbs local

Elder had surgery just over a week ago. She had part of her lung removed in an effort to treat stage 1 lung cancer. Her biggest concerns are her health and potential pollution from the plant. She’s worried about dust in the air as well as contamination of the water table.

“There’s a creek bed that runs right through there,” she said. “The problem is they kept wanting to talk about what they were going to test after they were already in production. Well after they’re in production, we’re not going to have a say.”

 

fort collins concrete 2 Fort Collins Residents Share Concerns About Concrete Plants Plans

Credit: cbs local

Marietta held a recent public meeting where it took an enormous amount of feedback from residents and businesses. It says it’s committed to its neighbors.

In a statement, James Sharn, Marietta’s Director of Natural Resources said:

Martin Marietta’s proposed Ready Mix plant in Larimer County was designed specifically with enhanced features to minimize any noise, storm water runoff, dust, traffic and other characteristics that can be objectionable. We shared our initial plans with County Commissioners and our neighbors at the Board meeting on August 27, 2018. We subsequently met with our neighbors again to discuss the proposed facility and we received valuable input during these conversations, which we are evaluating. Martin Marietta has a long history of caring about the communities in which we operate and our employees and customers live, and the environment.

Elder knew there was potential for industrial development in her neighborhood but thought the residential growth would be taken into consideration for future development.

For Elder, It’s not just the fact that a concrete plant could be built in front of her home, it’s the size.

The current Marietta plant of Ziegler is within city limits. The property has a 40 foot variance. The new location has a 90-foot variance. Which means Marietta can and will likely increase the current tower by 30 percent.

“That will put it in one of the top 10 tallest buildings within the city of Fort Collins,” said David Eisenbraun, strategic Planner for the city of Loveland. He is also president of the Timbervine HOA. It’s one of the subdivisions that would be neighbors with the proposed plant.

His argument is similar to Elder’s. Eisenbraun says both the site zoning and the land use plan are 30 years old. The area is quickly changing to residential and while he’s not optimistic the plant will find a new location, that’s the solution he would like.

Eisenbraun says he is also concerned about fewer “checks and balances” for Marietta. Because the property is located within the county, the regulations for noise mitigation are much lower than the city.

The county is holding a meeting on Oct. 15 with no public forum. Marietta will have time to present plans with regard to the public feedback it received.

 

Jamie Leary joined the CBS4 team in 2015 and currently works as a reporter for CBS4 News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. She couldn’t imagine a better place to live and work and will stop at nothing to find the next great story. Jamie loves learning about and hearing from her fellow community members, so connect with her on Facebook or Twitter @JamieALeary.

 

 

You might also like : 

 

 

 

Article Image

HOW TO POUR A CONCRETE DRIVEWAY IN THE USA

How to Pour a Concrete Driveway by Sciulli Concrete

Member Logo

AZTEC PRODUCTS

AztecProducts

Aztec is a family-owned USA manufacturer of concrete polishing and resurfacing machines and converter of gasoline engines to LPG for other equipment manufacturers. The Sidewinder WorkSmartTM VCT Stripping System, and the new multi-purpose REFRESHER, for stripping/deep scrubbing VCT floors, plus honing, polishing, burnishing concrete and terrazzo floors. MADE IN THE USA, and EPA, CARB, LEED, GS-42 certified; propane powered equipment by the PurePower by Aztec 600 Series engine. The WorkSmartTM Refresher concrete and terrazzo rejuvenation system features dust control capability, sealed planetary drive with positive drive synchronous belt and comes with sets of diamond drivers, pad drivers and strip bushes. Each set of drivers/brushes is designed with a ?quick-change? lug system for easy mounting and dismounting on the job. Aztec?s propane engines tested with the LOWEST EMISSIONS IN THE INDUSTRY for 7 out of the last 8 years. All Aztec propane powered equipment and engine conversions are proudly made in the USA, with CE, EPA, CARB, LEED and GS-42 certifications. Optional engine meeting Blue Sky standards.

Article Image

SHOULD I UTILISE BAGS OF CONCRETE OR HIRE A CONCRETE MIXER TRUCK?

Mixing a stronger batch of concrete, by Tim Carter

Article Image

PRECAST CONCRETE - THE SOLUTION IN PENNSYLVANIA

Precast concrete addressed local time, weather and aesthetic challenges 

Article Image

HOW TO GET A SOLID PRICE ON YOUR CONCRETE PROJECT

Whats the cost of concrete in the US of A?

Article Image

US CONCRETE COULD GO HIGHER BECAUSE OF STATE SPENDING

"I like that stock. I think that stock could have another leg up here once the states start funding more business."

Member Logo

CONCRETE EARTH

concreteearth

Concrete Earth manufactures Drycrete Moisture Stop a water based moisture mitigation compound for concrete. We offer a "life of the concrete warranty against moisture failures". We are compatible with all adhesives and coatings. CSI Designation: Div. 3 - 03-05-00 Moisture Mitigation Div. 3 - 03-39-00 Cure & Seal Div. 9 - 09-96-10 Floor Treatments - MVER Control 

Member Logo

QUEST BUILDING PRODUCTS

QuestBuilding

Professional Grade Equipment, tools and Sundries for all of your concrete project needs. Concrete Coatings, Sealers, Countertop Mixes and Forms, Stains and Dyes, and Overlays and Resurfacing are all available and if we do not have it, we will get it. Jobsite supplies, Cleaning products, Mixers,... ? Epoxy Coatings ? Concrete Stains & Dyes ? Diamond Grinding ? Concrete Polishing ? Acrylics ? Urethanes ? Sealers ? Abrasives ? Underlayments ? Color Quartz and Paint Chips ? Concrete Patching ? Hand Tools ? Sundries ? Sales, Rental and Repair of Concrete Preparation Equipment ? Waterproof Decking Systems Quest carries systems preferred by contractors and specified by architects and engineers. With a knowledgeable staff and the support of reputable and dependable manufacturers, Quest has everything needed to prepare, protect, restore and decorate any concrete.

Member Logo

CENTERLINE DRILLING INC

Centerline

Centerline Drilling Inc is a family-owned and operated construction company based in Central Oregon. Our employees have a vast knowledge base and lots of experience, giving us the opportunity to provide top quality service for a variety of projects. 

Member Logo

CONNECTICUT CONCRETE PROMOTION COUNCIL

CTConcretePromotion

The Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council (CCPC) promotes the use of cast concrete as the material of choice for all types of commercial and residential construction. The CCPC will concentrate its efforts in \areas in which it is in direct competition with other materials offering less benefits than cast concrete and in those areas involving the new growing use of cast concrete as a better construction material.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tags: batch plant concrete concrete news concreteusa environment


This article was written by marketing@concretebroker.com.au all rights reserved. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of concretebroker.com