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Agricultural Cold Storage Facility Planned for Kettering Road Area

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The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) unanimously approved a rezoning request to allow for a cold storage facility on the southeast corner of Kettering Road and Dashbach Street. The 30-acre parcel will hold a 210,000-square-foot facility for use by local farmers and livestock ranchers for the storage of food and merchandise.

The former Planned Development Project (Mixed Use) parcel is now zoned Planned Development Project (Industrial).

The proposed project will go forward in two phases: first, beginning construction of a 110,000-square-foot building with infrastructure and improvements. The second phase will construct the remainder of the building and parking areas.

In 2006, zoning was approved for 495 single-family homes and 212 multi-family units on the 86.85-acre parcel south of this one. That zoning remains with the original entitlements. However, plans for that parcel were not discussed during the meeting.

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Commissioner John Allocco commented, “I can’t imagine that with all the industrial that’s going in on this road that someone is going to want to build houses next to all of it.” He added that he is in favor of the addition of more industrial space.

According to Frank DiCaro of ProCivil 360, no meat processing will be taking place at this facility.

Lisa MacNeil
Lisa MacNeil
Lisa MacNeil is a reporter for the Hernando Sun as well as a business technology developer, specializing in website development, content management systems, and data analysis.
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