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Oak Creek Planning Commission to consider new building for marijuana grow

Matt Stensland

An artist rendering shows the new building that could house Ant's Organic.

— The Oak Creek Planning Commission on Wednesday night will consider a proposal for a new building that will house a marijuana cultivation facility.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the town’s offices, 129 Nancy Crawford Blvd.

Anthony Franciosi, with Ant’s Organic, wants to build a two-story building with a 2,250-square-foot footprint on a vacant lot at 231 Arthur Ave. across from a building that once housed Soda Creek Western Outfitters. There are existing residences to the north, east and across the alley to the south.

The proposal does not call for a storefront for retail sales. The marijuana grown in the building would be sold to retail marijuana stores.

According to Ant’s Organic, the business within the first year will have three full-time employees with salaries of between $32,000 and $36,000.

According to Oak Creek staff members, the proposal meets the standards of the town’s land-use code.

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