‘PowerPlant Park’ Could Make Richmond The Cannabis Capital Of Contra Costa County


The city of Richmond could see hundreds of new jobs and millions of dollars in additional tax revenue thanks to a recently approved marijuana production complex.

The city’s planning commission unanimously approved the Powerplant Project at their meeting on April 18.

Andrew Butt is the lead architect on the project and is also on the city’s planning commission. He says this 18-acre grow facility will be a first-of-its-kind turn-key marijuana production facility.

“From the nursery to the greenhouses to where it gets packaged and sent out,” said Butt.

The plans call for 44 greenhouses, each one about 4,000 square feet with LED lighting. The plan also calls for a production and manufacturing facility, meeting space and a restaurant.

“This is the wave of the future,” said Richmond Mayor Tom Butt. The mayor is

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