BRIGHAM CITY — The motion was industrial-strength as the city council recently approved a request to annex a parcel of nearly 380 acres.
The acreage, widely known as the Reeder Ranch, is scheduled to be developed into an industrial park, as well as the future home of a Western Pride Foods plant. The city had been working with the Salt Lake City-based company under a project known as Project Cogburn.
The council also changed the zoning of 150 of those acres from agricultural to general manufacturing to accommodate the Western Pride Foods project. Eventually the company will have three sites in Box Elder County — the headquarters, chicken-processing plant and dog food facility in Brigham City, a grain-receiving location in Corinne and a facility for raising the chickens near Little Mountain in western Box Elder.
Two residents who live south of the property, located across Interstate 15 from Vulcraft, told the council they were concerned about potential smell, bright lights and traffic.
The $307 million three-site project is expected eventually to add 1,100 jobs to the Box Elder economy over the next two years, the council was told.