Letter: Keep crushing company away from neighborhoods

From: Julia Federle


I am writing to raise awareness of the proposed land use change that would allow a concrete crushing company to operate near the Noblitt Falls neighborhood.

The crushing company would operate on State Road 11 next to the Flat Rock River. My concern is the noise and dust that would be generated, the environmental impact as water runoff from the old concrete enters the Flat Rock River, and the potential for increased flooding in the area. The site would sit across the river from an established community and upstream from Noblitt Park. This area severely flooded in 2008, and any construction or material buildup along the river flood plain increases future flooding possibilities.

I am not against concrete recycling and applaud the idea of reducing the amount of old building materials entering our landfill. However, industrial operations such as this should be built in remote areas and not near neighborhoods.