Lawsuit Against City Of Fremont Over Chicken Processing Plant Has Been Dismissed

FREMONT- A lawsuit filed against the city of Fremont over land for a Costco chicken processing plant has been dismissed.

Court records show it was dismissed Thursday at the request of the complainants, but it can be re-filed. It’s unclear why the complainants sought the dismissal. The lawsuit filed last July alleged that the city illegally declared nearly 1,000 acres – including around 400 acres of farmland – to be substandard and blighted so tax increment financing could be used for property improvements the plant needs.

Company officials have said plant site work could begin in a few weeks.