One option for Barton Solvents, if it doesn't rebuild in Valley Center, is opening a tank farm in Bel Aire, near 53rd and Greenwich. The Bel Aire site would allow for more of a buffer zone, Casten said.
Wherever Barton Solvents puts its new tank farm, it would have about 40 tanks, Casten said. He hopes a new tank farm could open in about eight months.
"Our goal is to stay right in this area," he said.
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