During a meeting on Oct. 16, the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved a special use permit that will allow Clave9 Chicago LLC to open a craft cannabis cultivation facility in a warehouse at 5851 W. Dickens Ave., near Austin's northern border.
The company won't sell any cannabis on site; rather, it will grow and process the cannabis plant and sell the resulting product to other companies, with the product delivered in secured trucks.
Company representatives said the impact on the surrounding community will be minimal. They told board members that they'll install filters to make sure the odors created as part of processing won't affect the surrounding community, especially residential properties further north.
The warehouse is located in the Armitage Planned Manufacturing District, which encompasses the industrial businesses on both Montclare and the Austin/Galewood sides of the Milwaukee District North railroad tracks. The warehouse was last home to the Midwestern Recycling company.
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