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US: Yorkville moving forward with negotiations for industrial greenhouse

The City of Yorkville is continuing negotiations with BrightFarms to build a lettuce production facility on Eldamain Road at Corneils Road. BrightFarms Project Developer Sean O'Neill says that a site right across the street, that would have been annexed into Plano, is no longer in the running for the facility.

The company had been in talks with both cities to provide sewer service for the lettuce production facility. O'Neill says the decision to go with Yorkville is based on timing. He noted that Plano's proposal to bring sewer service out to the site is a bigger project than Yorkville's.

However, it's not a done deal with Yorkville yet. The company and city are still in negotiations about how much each party will contribute to the sewer buildout. The estimated cost is projected to be around $2.8 million.

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