Feed Products gets OK from planning commissionCouncil will review PUD for fertilizer storage facility Oct. 18
By: Emily Zimmer, Rosemount Town Pages
A new business is one step closer to opening in Rosemount. On Sept. 27 the planning commission approved a planned unit development for Feed Products Inc. The company plans to open a facility on part of the former Continental Nitrogen Resources property.
Feed Products plans to build a fertilizer storage facility on 25 acres it purchased. Plans include construction of a large dome on the property to hold fertilizer.
According to a staff memo to the planning commission the proposed dome location is within the 300 feet setback required in the Heavy Industrial Zone. The approved PUD allows the company to build within area.
The planning commission had continued a public hearing for the project from its August meeting. No one came forward with any comments during either part of the public hearing.
Planning commissioners asked several questions of the applicant, including some about safety of the substance, ammonium sulfate, and how the company planned to minimize dust suppression.
Company president John Fallin said ammonium sulfate is not an explosive. He said the company would install technology to keep dust suppressed.
The planning commission approved the motion 5-0. The council will review the PUD during its Oct. 18.