NEW QUARRY PROJECT AT HITCH RACK RANCH
Transit Mix Concrete Company (TMCC) is planning to develop a rock aggregate quarry on a portion of a privately-owned property located south of Colorado Springs, west of Colo. Hwy. 115. As proposed, the new quarry replaces TMCC’s 110-year-old Pikeview quarry as a reliable source of the aggregate required to supply construction in the city.
TMCC’s permit application for the new quarry, which was submitted to the Colorado Department of Reclamation, Mining & Safety on February 19, 2016, includes ample research into the site to ensure it meets or exceeds all modern federal, state and local regulations for safe, environmentally responsible operation.
Development plans designate an inconspicuous quarry with operations out of sight of neighbors and passing motorists. Over the decades-long life of the quarry, great care will be taken to preserve the viewscapes from surrounding areas. The proposed quarry is projected to produce granite aggregate for about 50 years, yielding approximately 1.5 million tons of rock per year (once at full production capacity).
TMCC anticipates the permitting process to be complete in early- to mid- 2017. If approved, the company could begin quarry development by late-2017.
TMCC will be posting additional information regarding the permit application on this page as it becomes available through the state and county permitting processes. Please check back regularly for updates on the process as it proceeds.
The Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board has scheduled a formal public hearing to consider Transit Mix Concrete’s application for a quarry permit.
DATE: Wednesday, October 26 (and Thursday, Oct 27 if needed*)
WHERE: El Paso County Centennial Hall facility, 200 South Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO
WHEN: The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. on the 26th and is expected to last all day
* If a second day is needed, the Board will meet at the Colorado Springs Marriott on the 27th, located at 5580 Tech Center Drive, Colorado Springs, CO.