If they zone it, they will come - at least that is the hope of Brockton Council.
The municipality is the process of rezoning 42 acres of Walkerton’s East Ridge Business Park in the hopes of attracting a Medical Marijuana Grow Operation Facility.
Mayor David Inglis says the municipality has received inquiries and met with a with a proponent interested in locating a medical marijuana facility in Brockton.
The inquires however have not limited to Brockton, Inglis notes many other Bruce County municipalities have also been approached.
He says it is a competitive process,
This is why Brockton is eager to be shovel ready by with the land zoned and the infrastructure in place to attract a Medical Marijuana Facility as soon as possible.
Inglis believes the East Ridge Business Park would be a perfect fit, and as such the municipality is working with the County Planner towards the rezoning needed to permit such a facility.
Inglis says it is a rigorous approval process regulated by Health Canada and as such Brockton is doing all it can to be as ready as possible.
Inglis adds a medical marijuana facility would provide the local economy with a real boom, this would not only include the construction work, but also all the new jobs a Medical Marijuana Facility would create.
He says many potential producers are looking for “shovel-ready” land that can be developed quickly.
By beginning the preemptive zoning process now, Brockton plans to be “shovel-ready” for potential Medical Marijuana Facility developers.