The expansion of Acme's New York smoked fish factory is taking a major step forward as it enters a mandatory process known as the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), New York Yimby reported.

The proposed expansion at the north Brooklyn site spans 654,300 square feet, including 109,300 square feet of additional processing area, as well as office space and a retail area.

Its price tag has been estimated at up to $300 million ($€254 million). Construction is expected to begin by mid-2021.

The Brooklyn plant currently produces hot-smoked seafood and cooked food products, and houses its headquarters. It produces 150,000 pounds of processed products every week, which will double upon completion of the new facility.

The company is led by the third-generation of the Caslow family.

In August Acme, one of one of America's largest smoked salmon producers, signed a deal to buy fish from land-based salmon farmer Atlantic Sapphire in Miami.

Earlier this year Acme unveiled a line of branded smoked salmon candy in new US stores. The snackable 3-ounce packages are part of Acme's growth in value-added smoked salmon.