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Grow facility nears completion


After receiving its certificate of occupancy last month, Paul Nowak of BRLS Properties said the 27,000 square-foot marijuana grow facility at 2051 SR 260 is about two months away from production readiness.

“We’re done with the exterior construction,” Nowak said Monday, Feb. 6. “We’re still doing some interior renovation.”

Nowak added that he would likely be willing to sit down for an interview, and possibly a tour, following the facility’s completion and a consultation with BRLS Properties’ media relations coordinator.
The grounds also include a fenced-in, approximately three-acre outdoor growing area.

According to Nowak, BRLS Properties is located in Tempe and operates a dispensary in Scottsdale. The Maricopa County Assessors Office lists Nowak as the registered agent of BRLS Properties, LLC.

Town of Camp Verde Community Development Director Carmen Howard said that the grow facility will be held accountable for its activities in accordance with both town and state standards.

“There are certain performance standards that have to be met,” Howard said. “We allow it in our M-1, which is an industrial zone. We don’t let it go just into our regular commercial and residential zoning.

“We also have certain distance separations between day care facilities for children.”

Howard said that Camp Verde does not require much beyond the state standards for grow facilities, but cautioned against assuming the town is not aware of what occurs on marijuana grow facilities within its jurisdiction.

“It’s essentially going with the state regulations .... [but] I think the state requirements are, if anything, more demanding than those of cities and towns.”

BRLS Properties grow facility is the second grow facility to have earned its certificate of occupancy. The first is located at 3755 Old Hwy 279 and owned by Colorado-based Camp Verde Management, LLC.

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