The Baker City/County Planning Department is considering applications for a pair of business developments near the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in west Baker City.
One is for a grain malting operation at 2995 Baker St. Malted grain is an ingredient in beer.
In addition, Cascade Natural Gas plans to build a work center on the vacant lot on the north side of Broadway Street between the Ellingson Lumber Co. building and 13th Street.
The property is just west of the railroad tracks.
Because neither proposal involves a building larger than 15,000 square feet, the Planning Department staff could approve both without going through the city Planning Commission.
See Wednesday's issue of the Baker City Herald for more about these two proposals.