Planning commission to discuss Bellisio expansion this afternoonPublished 10:16am Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Bellisio Foods Inc. will go before the Austin Planning Commission Tuesday to ask for approval to build a 2,200-square-foot expansion to its Austin plant, the former Austin Packaging Company.
The Austin Port Authority gave the company its approval to move forward last week, as the port authority owns the building in which Bellisio operates. Though it’s unclear when the expansion would take place, a company plant manager told the port authority the expansion would likely add about 20 jobs at Bellisio.
The planning commission will also discuss a new flood plain zoning map, which the Federal Emergency Management Agency drew up over the past few years as part of a statewide move to update flood plain mapping in Minnesota. The new map would also affect the flood insurance rate map for Austin and surrounding areas.