Costco Wholesale Corporation has completed the purchase of land where a proposed poultry processing plant would be located.
The Greater Fremont Development Council (GFDC) announced that milestone that moves forward the process to have a poultry plant constructed in Fremont, Nebraska. Meanwhile, Costco continues to work on obtaining needed state and local permits.
If all necessary permits are approved, the plant would cover an area of about 360,000 square feet, and an associated hatchery would cover an area of about 85,000 square feet. According to GFDC, more than 400 new poultry houses in the region would need to be built to support the operation.
The plant will be operated by Lincoln Premium Poultry, which would process chicken exclusively for sale at Costco stores.
The Fremont location is the second site that to be considered for the poultry plant. Earlier plans to house the plant in nearby Nickerson were halted when the Nickerson Board of Trustees voted against a land use change that would have made the poultry plant possible.
Fremont land in place for Costco-related poultry project
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