The Waxahachie Planning and Zoning Commission gave its approval Wednesday for Rodman LLC to construct a temporary portable concrete batch plant needed for paving improvements with the Garden Valley Ranch Phase Two addition.

The plant will be located within a single family-two and -three zoning district on the north end of Park Place Boulevard and the existing subdivision.

The permit covers a period of 180 days, with the actual work to take about two weeks.

“The plant would come in three days prior to when paving is scheduled to begin,” Rodman representative Shane Desrochers said. “Dust from the construction would be controlled by continually watering the ground.”

Resident Vance Macintosh expressed his concern about the noise levels and the possible pollutions generated, with Desrochers assuring him that any particulate matter generated from the machine is filtered and stored and not released into the air.

In other business, a request by Byron Gibson for a zoning amendment from a single family-three to commercial for expansion of existing commercial activities at 809 Martin Luther King Ave. was moved to the June 10 meeting.

The commission heard a request from Chris Acker for a site plan approval within a planned development-office zoning district for a professional multi-tenant office located on Chieftain Drive and Park Place Bulverde. The request also was moved to the June 10 meeting.

A preliminary plat of Sandstone Ranch, located on the east side of Brown Street on 66.6 acres, was continued to the July 8 meeting.

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