Company gets land northeast of Bristol rezoned
GOSHEN — The town of Bristol is expected to begin annexing a property near the Indiana Toll Road this week that includes the future home of Reschcor Inc., a plastics extrusion company that supplies products to the construction industry.
The Elkhart County Board of Commissioners signed off on a rezoning Monday, Dec. 16, that will allow the company to build a new plant that covers 111,000 square feet off C.R. 29 northeast of Bristol near the toll road. Surveyor Chris Marbach, representing Reschcor, said town officials will begin annexing the land Thursday, Dec. 19.
Homeowners south of the property spoke out in November against Reschcor's plans to build on the 33-acre property. They presented a petition with 31 signatures to the Elkhart County Plan Commission asking to deny the rezoning. Their main concern was increased truck traffic in the area once the plant opens.
About 73 vehicles per day traveled through the section of C.R. 29 near Reschcor's property in 2012, according to Marbach. The company plans to have 60 production workers and 20 office personnel on site with about 10 visitors per day, Marbach said. He estimated that the plant will have one truck entering the property and four leaving daily. Reschcor agreed to direct trucks to use Commerce Drive and drive on C.R. 29 only for emergencies. No neighboring landowners spoke at Monday's hearing with the commissioners.
Town manager Bill Wuthrich told the plan commission in November that Bristol plans to annex Reschcor's property if the rezoning gets approved. In addition to extending Commerce Drive east to C.R. 29, the town would connect the company to municipal sewer and water services.