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Chevron's plans for regional headquarters advance with Moon OK

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Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, 10:51 p.m.
 

The Moon supervisors gave approval Wednesday for Chevron Corporation's plan for the company's new regional headquarters on a site that includes the now-closed Kmart store.

After a hearing that lasted more than two hours, the supervisors voted 4-0 to approve the final land development plan for the first phase, a technology excellence center that would include a laboratory on the 62 acres of land along Marketplace Boulevard.

The supervisors also voted unanimously to approve a conditional use application for the laboratory and the headquarters as a planned non-residential development. Supervisor John Hertzer was absent.

No residents stayed to make a comment at the meeting.

One of the site's two parcels was formerly a Super Kmart, in a former commercial zone the supervisors voted to rezone last month for a business park. The Super Kmart is now being razed.

The TEC building would comprise 44,250 square feet.

Chevron geologist Rusty Gilbert said employees would use the lab to view, describe and interpret core rock samples for the best chances of generating natural gas through the fracturing process.

Chevron spokesman Trip Oliver said he could not say when the project would get underway.

A second phase of the project would include a five-story office building, a commons building and a parking garage.

Sandra Fischione Donovan is a freelance writer.

 

 
 


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