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Site Plan for New Holland BPW Plant to be Unveiled Tonight


HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - Things are apparently continuing to fall into place for the planned new Holland BPW power plant.

A few properties are still to be acquired in the area of 5th Street and Fairbanks Avenue for the 182 million-dollar, 114-megawatt power plant and infrastructure in the area, but utility officials are hopeful to not only close on those deals, but also come to terms with CSX about the Hamilton spur rail line that is also involved in the development. A site plan for the facility will be reviewed by both the BPW board and the Holland City Council in a special joint meeting before this evening’s scheduled bi-weekly council work-study session. Those blueprints will then be forwarded to the Planning Commission and to related boards in Holland and Holland Township for consideration, as the property lies in both of those jurisdictions.

According to the BPW, plans to have the new plant up and running by the end of 2016 are still on track, with the new facility expected to take over electric generating capabilities from the coal-fired DeYoung plant.