FPBA recently partnered with Allegiance Wellness Center Inc. to design a laboratory for the manufacturing of cannabis products. The proposed location is in San Diego’s Sorrento Mesa area.
In early November, Allegiance Wellness Center selected FPBA to prepare a Conditional Use Permit application package for its Marijuana Production Facility (MPF). The team successfully completed the City of San Diego’s Step One Initial Screening on Nov. 16. This was the first day that MPF applications could be submitted, and the city scheduled 79 appointments for the same day via a computerized lottery system. Based on the first day’s activity, there is an outburst of interest in obtaining the permits.
As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune, the sites cluster in certain areas, including Mira Mesa, Kearny Mesa and near the Mexican border. The below map displays the addresses of all sites submitted to the city.
Allegiance Wellness Center’s site selection took into account location regulations for MPFs. Restrictions include staying 1,000 feet away from parks, libraries, schools and other minor-oriented facilities, as well as staying 100 feet away from residential zones. Restrictions also currently prohibit sites within the Coastal Overlay Zone.
The city passed an ordinance in October 2017 to allow these permits to be issued for the production of medical and recreational marijuana. The ordinance coincides with the California’s Proposition 64, which legalized retail sale and taxation of recreational marijuana and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2018.
FPBA and Allegiance Wellness Center are now proceeding with the design for the facility while the project goes through the discretionary review process.