City Council approves Final Plat for future site of FMC Technologies

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By Crystal Nelson

BRIGHTON — FMC Technologies is one step closer to breaking ground in Brighton. Council approved the final plat and development agreement and vesting period for the property in an 8-0 vote during its June 17 meeting. 

Senior Planner Jason Bradford presented council with the details of the agreement for the 19-acre piece of property, which is slated to become a sales and service facility in the city’s Energy Employment Corridor near Vestas.

“The development agreement that was included in your packet includes many of the standard provisions that we generally see in development agreements but specifically for this project, there’s a provision for the construction or a financial guarantee to cover the construction of North Main Street and a trail,” Bradford said. “There’s also a provision for the construction of a left hand turn lane that would be located in North Main Street to accommodate access to the site.”

Bradford said there were also provisions for the maintenance of the drainage facility located on the site and maintenance of a shared access drive to an adjacent property. A vesting period for three years was included in the agreement.

FMC technologies is expecting to start with 50 to 60 jobs and then grow from that point forward, according to applicant and partner with Central Development Brad Cushard. 

“We are excited to bring this project to the City of Brighton,” he said. 

Mayor Dick McLean said he was happy about seeing the site be developed and that FMC Technologies is getting ready to build something on it. 

Councilman Ken Kreutzer was excused from the meeting and unable to cast his vote.