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Owner Says Expansion Of Tulsa Quarry Will Hurt Nearby Businesses

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The APAC Quarry, just off of 129th East Avenue and 36th Street North, recently filed an application to rezone some more land for blasting operations. The APAC Quarry, just off of 129th East Avenue and 36th Street North, recently filed an application to rezone some more land for blasting operations.
The new location is up against a number of commercial businesses. It's where the Tulsa International Raceway sits. The new location is up against a number of commercial businesses. It's where the Tulsa International Raceway sits.
Patrick Coates said the noise and vibrations from the blasting would be bad for business and for the hundreds of employees who work there. Patrick Coates said the noise and vibrations from the blasting would be bad for business and for the hundreds of employees who work there.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

A stone and asphalt quarry in northeast Tulsa wants to expand its operations, but some nearby businesses are fighting it.

They think the expansion could have a devastating impact on them.

The APAC Quarry, just off of 129th East Avenue and 36th Street North, recently filed an application to rezone some more land for blasting operations.

The new location is up against a number of commercial businesses. It's where the Tulsa International Raceway sits and is just northeast of a number of buildings owned by Patrick Coates' family.

Coates said the noise and vibrations from the blasting would be bad for business and for the hundreds of employees who work there.

"It is going to devaluate our property. It is going to create problems keeping tenants happy. It is a potential for losing future business," Coates said.

The Board of Adjustment was supposed to consider the request Tuesday but put it off for another two weeks because some board members couldn’t be there.

APAC asked them to wait until everyone could be there.

We also haven’t heard back from APAC, responding to the business owner’s concerns.

The Board of Adjustment said the situation is unique, and could bring a lot of discussions.

Most of the time quarries are in the middle of nowhere, and this is one of the first they’ve dealt with so close to a heavy industrial area.

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