Old factory may be rennovated for residential and commercial property

The old Bordens milk plant, located at 300 South 400 West in Logan.

It was once the home of a thriving milk industry and now the old abandoned Bordens building in southwest Logan is about to become part of an historic housing and commercial development.

Developer Tony Johnson told members of the Logan City Council Tuesday that he purchased the old building from Dr. Marlow Goble, who shares his own vision for the property’s use.

Although it is still early in the process the council gave Johnson the approval he needed to seek bonding for the project at approximately 300 South and 400 West

“We’ve done a lot of the architectural and structural review. We’re really excited with it,” Johnson said. “We think it’s the right time both in the planning area in the city and with what’s happened with Design West, Crumb Brothers and even what the city has done with the diesel plant.

“It’s a neat little community down there. We think some housing and commercial units will serve well.”

Johnson was the developer for the major project of turning the old Deseret Industries building at 255 S. Main into several businesses, including the current Beehive Grill Restaurant.

He said when the new combination housing and commercial project is finished he hopes it will be on the National Historic Register.

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