This year, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will culminate the weekend of April 20th—a.k.a. 420. But today, the city of Coachella is celebrating breaking ground on a massive new cannabis facility. The more than 40-acre facility will house cultivation, manufacturing and distribution operations. With a plan to finish all construction early 2020, city officials and industry heads hope the Coachella Cann Park will bring jobs and economic revitalization to the city.

Construction Begins on City of Coachella’s Cann Park Cultivation Facility

Once the site of an old junkyard, the 40-acre plot of land at the corner of Harrison and Avenue 48 will soon be the home of a state-of-the-art cannabis facility, Coachella Cann Park. Cann Park will be the Coachella valleys first indoor cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and distribution facility.

The project is massive in scope. It combines indoor cultivation, greenhouse and manufacturing spaces across 24 structures, totaling nearly 800,000 square feet. Furthermore, the greenhouse spaces are “turnkey” units, meaning they will be immediately available for cultivation. The light deprivation greenhouses will come equipped with flowing and veg lights, automated fertilizer and irrigation (“fertigation”) systems, heating and cooling systems and plenty of staff accommodations. In addition to greenhouses, Cann Park will offer three-story, Class A indoor cultivation and manufacturing “condos.”

Cann Park developers and the City of Coachella are also heavily incentivizing occupancy. In addition to extremely low utility costs and full electrical supply, Coachella is offering tax breaks for the Cann Park project only. Support from local government and key location for distribution will likely be major draws for the project. In fact city officials are banking on it, counting on Cann Park to bring hundreds of jobs and economic revitalization to the struggling city.

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