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Aluminum plant wants to annex 22 acres; Planning board hears request Oct. 9
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Hydro may expand its Gainesville plant, and the company's annexation and zoning request will go before the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board Tuesday. - photo by Scott Rogers

Hydro’s extrusion plant on Old Oakwood Road in Gainesville may be expanding, and the company’s annexation and rezoning request will be considered Tuesday by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.

The company, which manufactures, fabricates and finishes aluminum products, is requesting to annex two properties totaling about 22 acres into the city so sewer service could be provided for a future expansion. That land, which is next to Hydro’s current plant, would also need to be rezoned to light industrial.

According to Hydro’s application with the city, the company does not want to develop the land immediately and would be willing to resubmit design plans and do another public hearing before building starts.

“Hydro Extrusion North America is pleased to announce that it has submitted an application for the annexation of two undeveloped parcels of undeveloped land adjacent to its Gainesville plant in conjunction with its acquisition of those properties,” Mike Stier, vice president of strategy and innovation for Hydro Extrusion North America, said in a statement. “The purchase would allow Hydro to expand its operations in Gainesville at some point in the future. We are grateful to the people and City of Gainesville, who have been an integral piece of our plant’s success, and look forward to continued growth and partnership with the community.”

City planning staff is recommending approval of the request.

Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9

Where: Public Safety Complex, 701 Queen City Parkway