The Milford Planning Board voted on September 15, 2015 to approve the site plan for a concrete batch plant, proposed by FRE Building Corporation, Inc. to be built on property owned by Fafard Real Estate & Development at 400 East Main Street (Route 16) in Milford. The property is located on the north side of Route 16, east of I-495.
Map courtesy of Town Crier 10 April 2015
Quick Facts About This Proposal
The following information is taken directly from documentation provided by the developer. Links to these documents, as well as to relevant news articles, are provided below.
- The property is zoned appropriately for this type of commercial activity.
- The entire concrete batching operation will be enclosed in a prefabricated building, including batching equipment, bins, silos, air compressors, blowers, conveyors, motor controls, etc. (Refer to Response Letter dated 13 July.)
- A concrete batching plant is a transit mix facility, a facility in which ingredients are loaded into the truck at the plant and then mixed in the truck as it drives to the job site. All loading activities are enclosed within one building. (Refer to Attorney Letter Clarifying What the Plant Is dated 5 August .)
- The proposed plans include environmental control features, such as dust collection systems, emission control systems, and wastewater management. (Refer to Response Letter dated 13 July.)
- The facility will require a Limited Plan Approval from MassDEP. “MassDEP will conduct a thorough review of the facility and will only issue a Limited Plan Approval if the Applicant demonstrates that the facility will operate in compliance with all applicable air quality (including noise) standards. (Refer to Response Letter dated 4 August .)
- The proposed hours of operation are 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Traffic generated by this plant includes output trucks (concrete mixing trucks), material delivery trucks, employee vehicles, and miscellaneous trips. On days of peak demand a total of 84 trucks and vehicles are expected to enter and exit the plant for a total of 168 vehicle trips. (Refer to Traffic Impact Study 19 June 2015.)