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Costco eyeing Fremont site for chicken plant

Posted at 10:48 AM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 20:25:23-04

Costco is seeking rezoning and annexation of some property south of Fremont where it could build a chicken processing plant.

 

The Greater Fremont Development Council said in a news release Monday that the land is part of an industrial tract south of Cloverly Road. Costco and Lincoln Premium Poultry, have been looking for a new site in the area since the Nickerson Village Board voted last month against a plan to build the plant between Nickerson and Fremont.

Opponents have raised concerns about the plant's potential impact on schools, housing and roads. The development council has said the plant would create 1,100 new jobs and provide other financial benefits to the area.