GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla.-- Once home to a popular local dairy farm, Gustafson's 92 acres of quiet countryside off County Road 15-A could soon turn into a noisy asphalt plant, just steps away from Ellen Dixon's home.
"The plant would be directly across the street from me. Every time I come out my door, that's all I would see," said Dixon.
She's worried about the future of her neighborhood if the plant moves in, pouring dangerous pollutants into the air.
"I can't think of anything worse," she said.
Her neighbor, Donald Hartley, who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is also worried.
"If this plant comes in I don't know what I'm going to do because I can't stand the pollution in the air," said Hartley. "Just talking takes my breath away."
Right now, the property is still owned by Gustafson's Cattle Inc., but they want to sell the land to an unknown company that plans to turn these peaceful pastures into the asphalt plant.
Attorneys for Gustafson's would only provide us with a written statement:
"We've heard neighbors concerns and we are currently working through the process and gathering thoughts and materials to answer questions raised about the project."- Tom Ingram, Attorney
Meanwhile neighbors are doing everything in their power to make sure the county knows where they stand. They say they plan on attending every meeting and fighting the proposed plant until it goes away.
The next meeting on the issue is slated for March 5 with the Clay County Planning Commission.