Planners reject concrete plant building site
Tonganoxie planning commissioners Tuesday night unanimously denied a request for a special-use permit for a concrete batching plant.
Commissioners, after hearing about 90 minutes of pros and cons from members of the community, voted against a proposal from Meier Ready Mix, Topeka, to construct the plant on the west side of Leavenworth County Road 5, immediately south of the U.S. Highway 24-40 overpass.
The Tonganoxie City Council will consider the special-use permit at its Feb. 28 meeting.
In their denial, planning commissioners cited the possibility for flooding at the site; the effect of the plant on nearby businesses, parks and schools; and increased truck traffic in the area.
Several planning commissioners said they the Meier plant would be an asset for Tonganoxie just not at that location.
More coverage of the planning commission, including more information on the Meier proposal, will appear in next Wednesday's edition of The Mirror.