Tyson Foods is considering building a new hatchery in Springdale, Arkansas, which if approved, would serve a large portion of the company’s poultry operations in northwest Arkansas.

Worth Sparkman, a spokesman for Tyson Foods, confirmed on November 6 that the company had filed with the City of Springdale a plan for a large-scale development project, which is intended to be an incubation center. If the proposed project is approved by city officials, the planned facility would be built with an emphasis on state-of-the-art technology. Sparkman added that because the incubation center project is still in the approval stages, the company will wait until it releases further information.

According to a report from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the plans submitted by Tyson Foods would have the incubation center on East Huntsville Avenue, and would replace the operations at the aging hatchery on Randall Wobbe Lane, also in Springdale. No plans have been revealed concerning what the company would do with the existing hatchery.

The land that is being considered for the proposed project is currently owned by the Springdale Public Facilities Board and the property is available for development.

The plan submitted by Tyson Foods will be considered by the Springdale Planning Commission during its meeting scheduled for December 1.