At Ingleside City Hall, council members approved a zoning change requested by Koch Industries.
Tuesday night's standing room only meeting allowed residents to learn what the petroleum leader planned to do with the property near the old naval station. Many residents worry there will not be enough of a buffer zone between the Koch project and nearby homes. Koch wants to expand their industrial operations onto 640-acre lot. The area of concern is next to the small community of Ingleside by the bay.
"If they do build that kind of facility there, they're going to end up jam packed against two nice residential subdivisions," said resident Skip Hatch.
"I think property values will not be affected in this area because first off we have no plans for the property," said Phil Gaarder, VP of Operations for Flint Hills Resources. "We stand by the fact that we've always been a good neighbor in this community."
The next step before development will include Koch laying out the details for the property.