Eastwinds Development will be building a new hotel and community complex on the site of the old Bissinger Wool Pullery.
The company is voluntarily removing the remains of thousands of dead sheep buried alongside the iconic water tower from the 1930s.
The pit where Bissinger buried the dead sheep is now covered in dirt and blackberry bushes. Tests revealed that just below the surface of dirt and blackberry bushes, the pit of dead sheep has turned into a kind of goo.
Sheep goo removal to cause big stink in Troutdale