Armstrong's Colonial Farms seeks approval for expansion to processing plant

Colonial looks to expand

Armstrong's Colonial Farms is seeking city approval for an expansion.

A development permit application is before council that would see the chicken processing plant add a new 562-square-metre building.

The application describes the proposed structure as a "live bird receiving and employee welfare building."

It would be built on Colonial's Okanagan Street property

City staff support the application and say the proposed plans conform with industrial form and character guidelines as laid out in the Official Community Plan.

Council is expected to approve the proposal this afternoon.

Colonial Farms opened for business in 1979.

The private company is the only federally inspected poultry processing plant in the B.C. Interior, according to a company profile.

It supplies fresh and frozen chicken to grocery stores, butcher shops and distributors across the Interior.

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