The city council of Barstow, Calif., and the developer have until Nov. 30, 2014, to reach an agreement on the project.
According to local press reports, a company called Scuderia Development, Newport Beach, Calif., has reached an agreement with the city of Barstow, Calif., on a project that could result in the construction of a large secondary aluminum production facility in the city.
The Daily Press, based in Victorville, Calif., reports that the Barstow City Council reached an agreement with the development firm to begin negotiating on the project, which could result in the construction of a plant that will operate under the name Barstow Aluminum Corp. If funding is acquired, Scuderia will build the facility for China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd., an aluminum producer based in China.
A report on another regional news website, Examiner.com, says that if the plant is built it could end up producing 600,000 metric tons of aluminum per year.
The Daily Press article says the company and the city of Barstow have until Nov. 30, 2014, to reach a deal on a disposition and development agreement. That deal, which hinges on agreeing to specific obligations required of both the city and Scuderia, is expected to include an operational date for the facility.
The city, meanwhile, will need to provide proof by the end of March 2014 that it possesses adequate money to fund the installation of sewer, telecommunication, natural gas and electrical power utilities to the proposed site.
For Scuderia, unless an extension is agreed upon, it has until the end of October 2014 to obtain an environmental impact report, general plan amendment and zone change for the site, along with a conditional use permit, for Barstow’s review.