Asphalt plant planned for Vulcan site

Thu, 08/13/2009 - 2:18pm
By: Ben Nelms

Marietta-based Baldwin Paving Company has filed a conditional use permit request with Coweta County Board of Zoning Appeals to have a height variance considered in its bid to construct and operate an asphalt plant on the site of the Vulcan Madras Quarry off Ga. Highway 154 in northeast Coweta County. The meeting will be held Sept. 1.

The Baldwin Madras Plant project has already been through the DRI (Development of Regional Impact) process was approved by Georgia Regional Transportation Authority and by Chattahoochee Flint RDC, now known as Three Rivers Regional Commission.

The project address listed on the DRI application as 256 Elzie Johnson Road. The project will seek approval from Coweta for a height variance. The DRI application lists the project size as 15,520 square feet. The Zoning Board of Appeals permit application indicated that the site totals 5.95 acres with a 546 square-foot brick building, six parking spaces and employment for four. Traffic volume was estimated at 85 trips per day. Hours of operation were listed as Monday-Saturday from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m.

A June 8 letter from Vulcan Land & Credit Manager Martin Eastin to Baldwin President John Harrison confirmed that Vulcan had entered into a license agreement with Baldwin to use a portion of the Vulcan property to construct and operate an asphalt plant.

Other information on the DRI application noted that the project would have an estimated value of $500,000 at build-out and would generate approximately $5,660 in property taxes and $250,000-500,000 in sales taxes.

The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting will held Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Asa Powell Expo Center located at 197 Temple Avenue in Newnan. The proposal will also go before county commissioners at a later date.

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