Wednesday, June 8, 2022 8:00 a.m.
A site plan proposed by Premier Tech Prairie Inc. for a 15,739 square foot building to be constructed at this week received approval from the Urbandale Planning and Zoning Commission. The building, which will vary in height from 17.5 feet to 26 feet, will include office and research and development space. Last August the company purchased nearly 5 acres along Plum Drive. According to a city document, the company plans to invest more than $12 million in its new facility. The company, which specializes in packing and bulk packaging products for the seed industry and organic materials and bog harvesting equipment, is currently leasing its facility in Johnston, according to information from Iowa Economic Development. Authority. In May 2021, the State Board approved Premier Tech Prairie for $415,000 in the form of investment tax credits, tax refunds and a forgivable loan to support its plan of relocation. The company is also receiving up to $216,000 in tax increment funding from the Town of Urbandale. The site plan is now submitted to Urbandale Borough Council, which meets on June 14.