A chemical company is given the okay it needs to start construction on the old Hammermill site.
Interstate Chemical Company can now begin construction on a new plant, just off East Lake Road.
This afternoon, Erie Zoning Board unanimously approved a height variance for two distillation towers that will be used to produce sodium methylate and methanol.
There was no opposition to the plant at the meeting.
Interstate chemical executives expect construction to begin at the end of the summer, with the plant set to open by the end of the year.
Interstate Chemical expects the new plant to bring 40 to 50 jobs to the area.