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Martin Marietta Rail Facility Proposal Stands

A proposed storage and rail distribution facility for rock products survived an appeal to have its Glenwood, Fla., site plan overturned by the Volusia County Council, according to a story by Kelly Cuculiansky in the News-Journal.

Glenwood Properties LLC appealed the approval of Martin Marietta Materials' site plan for a railroad yard, siding and terminal on 60 acres of industrial and agricultural property off of West New York Ave. It would be using the rail facility to distribute aggregate material to trucks.

Glenwood Properties reportedly owns 219 acres zoned for up to 88 residential estate style houses adjacent to the property that Martin Marietta seeks to purchase. Martin Marietta was directed to the property by the County Economic Development Department.

The project has also drawn opposition from various neighbors – attracting more than 30 people who objected to it at the county meeting, including the Lake Winnemissett Civic Association Inc.

Mark Watts, the attorney representing Martin Marietta, told the County Council that its operation would be no different from other industrial operations in the county with rail access, such as 84 Lumber that formerly operated in DeLand.