Lewiston planning commission OKs bottling plant permit

The Lewiston Planning and Zoning Commission has unanimously approved a conditional-use permit for a company that has plans for an old building on the former Twin City Foods property.

Commissioners insisted that the permit for Asgard Capital Expansion to convert the building into a bottling plant would only apply to the eastern 2.5 acres of the 11.5 acre site, and limited industrial uses to the footprint of the existing building to address concerns over activity expanding to the rest of the property.  The commission also required Asgard to provide a number of details to quell concerns about the lack of specific plans submitted to the city, including building floor and site plans, a preliminary traffic study, and a parking plan deemed acceptable to the Community Development Department.

The permit will expire after five years, which matches the term in Asgard’s application, as the company may relocate the plant to the Port of Lewiston within that time.

Asgard’s partners are in negotiations to buy the entire property from Twin City Foods, though other plans for the land have not been announced.  (Lewiston Tribune)

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