The fate of a proposed concrete plant near Pacific will be decided at Tuesday’s Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.
The commission is set to vote a conditional use permit request made by Roger Landvatter, owner of Landvatter Ready Mix, Inc. Tuesday’s meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m. at the Franklin County Government Center.
Landvatter is requesting the CUP to build and operate a ready mix plant along Old Route 66/West Osage Street across the street from the MoDOT facility. He has two other concrete facilities, one in Kirkwood and one in St. Charles.
During February’s meeting, residents who live along Old Gray Summit Road protested the CUP. Citing concerns about noise, dust and other factors, the residents encouraged the commission to reject the permit request.
Since the meeting, other residents and nearby Shaw’s Nature Reserve have come out against the proposed plant. The meeting packet for commission members has more than 10 different letters submitted to the commission encouraging a CUP rejection.
Between February’s meeting and Tuesday’s meeting, the request was sent to the review committee. By a 3-0 vote, the review voted to approve the CUP.
Jeffrey Busam’s absence at the February meeting may cost him a CUP.
Busam requested a CUP to hold special events like weddings on his property. The commission, however, had concerns about where the events would take place.
The CUP included no plans to build a new structure and all events were required to stay indoors. There is a building already on the property, but neighbors told the commission it would probably be too small to host weddings.
The commission wanted to ask Busam questions, but his representative, Cameron Lueken with Wunderlich Surveying and Engineering, said Busam was unable to make the meeting because of a last-minute issue he was dealing with.
County Counselor Mark Vincent told Lueken he should just drop the request and resubmit at a later meeting so Busam could answer questions. Otherwise, the commission would have to vote without knowing the full details of Busam’s plan.
Lueken decided to push forward and the issue was sent to the review committee. The committee voted 3-0 to approve the CUP.
In new business, the commission will hear a CUP request from Anthony R. Strubberg II to operate an automotive sales and repair facility at 6683 Highway CC in Leslie.
Tork LTD also is requesting a CUP to operate an automotive sales business. The proposed site is located at the southwest corner of Old Highway 66 and Interstate 44.
The third CUP request in new business belongs to Mark Boevingloh. He wants to operate a construction and cabinet business at 2313 Highway 100 near Labadie.
The final CUP request on the agenda is from Meramec Aggregates, Inc. The business is seeking a permit to extract and excavate materials to create a 35-acre lake near St. Clair.
Don Peterson is requesting a rezoning of his land at the meeting.
The commission also will review revisions to definitions to amend the 2001 Unified Land-Use Regulations for Franklin County.