Sitka Rock Quarry Wants to Expand

A rock quarry in Sitka wants to nearly double its size.


by Associated Press

SITKA- A rock quarry in Sitka wants to nearly double its size.
The Baranof Island Housing Authority is seeking permission to expand its quarry at the end of Indian River Road.
The organization is seeking permission to increase the size of the Indian River Uplands Rock Quarry from 18.8 acres to 36.
Safety precautions, additional rock needs and future development are the reasons behind the request.
The company said the current rock walls formed by excavation are too steep. it also leaves the area unsafe for future development.
There's an estimated 95,000 cubic yards of rock still available at the site. Expansion would nearly triple that amount.
Sitka City Planner Maegan Bosak says there will be plenty of opportunities for the public to weigh in.

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