Commission Declines To Act On Planned Ipswich Turkey Pods


A building permit for a turkey facility near Ipswich will move forward after the Edmonds County Commission failed to intervene on the permit application.

The county’s planning and zoning board had earlier approved the permit, which led to an appeal by some county residents. Commissioners decided during a special meeting Monday to let the permit stand.

The permit was submitted by a company owned by Hendrix Genetics, which is based in the Netherlands. It allows for seven connected barns to be built as part of a pod that can house nearly 27,000 turkeys.

Some residents had complained about possible odors from the facility, which would be built a half-mile from the nearest home.

Two other Hendrix Genetics building permits in the county have been approved.


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