DEMOLITION of the landmark former Harris Milling Company elevator and grain towers on the west side of S. Shiawassee (M-52) in Owosso is shown Oct. 30, 2002. The site had been acquired by the city to help develop manufacturing between the former Ann Arbor and former Grand Trunk railroad tracks.
The facility had been structurally sound and was in full use for grain storage as recently as 30 days before demolition began, city officials said at the time. A grant had been obtained to do the demolition. (Independent File Photo/BILL CONSTINE)
Cargill, which is buying land from the city of Owosso along the Great Lakes Central Railroad’s line northwest out of Owosso adjacent to the landmark former Owosso Sugar Co. plant, is asking for Zoning variances for the height of a planned a 125-foot tall elevator and 57-foot grain storage silos. The variance is sought from the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals during a meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, in City Hall’s Council Chambers.
The structures would be higher than the city’s Zoning Code for I-1 (Light Industrial). Also, the grain handling leg system, which will services the silos will have a height of 90 feet.