Beatrice City Council approves Accuma Corporation expansion proposal
BEATRICE – The Beatrice City Council has approved modifying a redevelopment plan for Accuma Corporation’s planned warehouse expansion project.
The company is seeking tax increment financing to construct a 52,000 square foot building, just east of its current Gage County Industrial Park manufacturing facility.
The more than $3 million expansion seeks $732,000 in tax increment financing to help pay for public improvements. It’s estimated the project would produce a valuation increase on the 14.85 acre site of about $3.64 million. City Councilman Gary Barnard says the company has been a good member of the community.
"Accuma has been pretty much a silent, but very good partner for our community....they haven't asked us for anything that I can recall. I don't know why we wouldn't appreciate that and move forward with this."
The company which operates around-the-clock currently employs over 100 workers. The maker of plastics such as battery casings would construct the building on property it already owns. The proposal previously was before the city’s Community Redevelopment Authority and Planning and Zoning Commission for consideration.
The plan will return to the C-R-A later this week for final approval of the development plan.