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Posted on: September 14, 2016

September 14, 2016 - Adelanto’s first marijuana grow facility closer to reality

Almost one year to the day after Adelanto City Council voted to allow cultivation for medical marijuana, grading is set to begin on the first facility to grow marijuana.  Conco Construction will hold a groundbreaking ceremony September 15 at 11 a.m. [THE DAY & TIME HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A YET-TO-BE-DETERMINED DAY NEXT WEEK] for the ____Project, owned in part by former NBA star Bryon Russell.

            “This is a huge milestone for Adelanto and an exciting time to finally see dirt being turned to move forward on this new industry for the city,” said Rich Kerr, Adelanto Mayor.  The groundbreaking for the ultimate 12,000 square foot facility is located on the west side of Raccoon Road, north of Rancho Road in Adelanto.

            The grading, which  will remove 1,100 yards of dirt, is a precursor towards project completion which could last approximately six-months from the time the foundation trenching operations begin.  The $2,000,000 project is being funded by the owner David Abovian of Genex Trading.

___Project becomes the first of [HOW MANY?] applicants to actually begin the construction process, after having received its permit on ____.  The other applicants are still working their way through the Conditional Use approval process [IS THIS CORRECT MARK?].

            Bryon Russell, who will attend the groundbreaking [IS THIS TRUE?] is an American former professional basketball player from San Bernardino, California. During a National Basketball Association (NBA) career that spanned from 1993 to 2006, he played for the Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers and was a key member of the Utah Jazz, helping them reach back-to-back NBA finals appearances in 1997 and 1998.

            The general contractor for the project is Conco Construction owned by Shannon Denmark. This company has operated over 40 years in the Victor Valley.

For more information on the ___Project groundbreaking, contact Mike Pontious at (619) 886-8003 or mpaia@aol.com

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