Friday, March 8, 2013

Scientech plans move to Snake River Landing

Idaho Falls-based Scientech, a global provider of commercial nuclear power safety and risk analyses and instrumentation, plans to move to Snake River Landing.

Horrrocks Engineering of Boise filed site plans Thursday with the city of Idaho Falls showing the company plans two buildings on 10 acres at the corner of Bluff Street and Whitewater Drive. One building will be 39,500 square feet, the other will be 36,900 square feet, and the two will be joined by a breezeway. The land is near the offices of Potandon Produce and the future site of the Idaho Falls Event Center.

A site plan is the first step in any new development. People from different departments examine the plans to make sure the details are in compliance with the city's codes and regulations. Once the plan is approved, a developer goes before the city planning and zoning commission, which makes a recommendation to the City Council. Once the City Council approves the plat, a building permit is issued and construction can begin.

A business unit of Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Co., Scientech has operated for several years out of offices on South Woodruff Avenue. The company employs more than 150 people in Idaho Falls.