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Lafarge Seeks Expansion in Georgia

Lafarge Southeast Aggregates is seeking to add 6.45 acres to its Flowery Branch, Ga., operation, so the quarry can shore up its southwestern buffer and finish mining a corner of the existing property. The company is seeking a rezoning and annexation of the property.

The quarry's operation includes mineral extraction, asphalt production, concrete manufacturing, buffers and berms, according to the city.

A single-family home now occupying the property would be “removed over time,” according to the legal notice on the request. “Following removal of the home, the property will be incorporated into the existing quarry operation.”

Lafarge has discussed the matter in community meetings and phone calls with neighbors, and reportedly there are no community issues.

In addition, the company is seeking a rezoning of the 373.85-acre property to a heavy manufacturing and industrial category from light manufacturing and industrial.