A hearing on a proposed concrete plant on Murphy Hill Road will be held Wednesday evening at North Buncombe Middle School. (Pictured at right is an intersection near the site of the proposed plant.)
The location for the hearing was picked both for its capacity and its proximity to the plant proposed by Blue Ridge Concrete. A previous hearing in March was halted after a technicality, and opponents of the plant complained that there was not enough room to hold the crowd of people who showed up.
With a capacity of 400, the North Buncombe Middle School will still probably see a heavy turnout.
The hearing begins at 5:30 p.m. Since the last hearing was adjourned, Blue Ridge Concrete will have an opportunity to restate their case from the beginning. The opposition will follow with expert witnesses, then citizens will be allowed to speak.
— Brian Postelle, staff writer
Photo by Jonathan Welch