A Castlegar property owner would like to build a micro-cannabis cultivation facility at the edge of the Forest Road/Grosvenor Place neighbourhood.
A zoning amendment request related to the project came before Castlegar city council for the first time Dec. 7.
The owner of 1370 Forest Rd. is seeking to construct a 598 square metre medical-grade cultivation facility. The property is currently zoned “light industrial” and a cannabis facility would not be permitted under that designation.
When introducing the bylaw amendment, Castlegar’s planning manager Meeri Durand acknowledged, “Staff do anticipate that this zoning amendment … may be slightly contentious within the community.”
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