Plans for proposed asphalt plant in St. Charles Co. put on hold - KMOV.com

Plans for proposed asphalt plant in St. Charles Co. put on hold

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Land for a proposed asphalt plant in St. Charles Co is very close to the Busch Wildlife Center. Credit: KMOV Land for a proposed asphalt plant in St. Charles Co is very close to the Busch Wildlife Center. Credit: KMOV
ST. CHARLES COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

Plans for a proposed asphalt plant in St. Charles County are on hold, at least for now.

The company that wants to build the plant has withdrawn its request for a re-zoning and conditional use permit.

Those who live nearby said there would be a problem with trucks and traffic from the plant and it could hurt property values.

Breckenridge Material Company wanted to put the plant on a three acre site on Miller School Road. The site is surrounded on three sides by the Busch Wildlife Area.

Breckenridge wanted to rezone it from agricultural to "heavy industrial." The request went before the planning and zoning commission in February, but there was public opposition.

Progress West Hospital is nearby and there was concern from the hospital and nearby residents about the fumes from the plant.

Mitch Papciak lives nearby and said the winds could be a factor.

“If the winds blowing out of the south, I live by the lakes of the Dardenne Golf Course, a mile away from here, talking one thousand affected just in that neighborhood,” Papciak said. “And then there's Bear Haven, Wing Haven and all those people right there so you're talking $7,000, $8,000, 10,000 people.”

While the rezoning request has been withdrawn a company spokesperson would not say whether that was the company's final decision or whether it would be revised and resubmitted.

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