A developer is moving ahead with a major cannabis facility in western New York as the state hammers out the details of its new recreational marijuana program.
Buffalo Business First reports that Zephyr Investments filed documents with Buffalo planning officials for the first phase of the proposed $200 million project.
The papers detailed two initial buildings, including a 136,000-square-foot production facility.
The site on the city’s south side would ultimately feature five buildings housing production, manufacturing and processing operations.
Officials say the campus, which was first proposed in 2019, could eventually employ up to 500 people.
Construction could begin as early as next spring, but how soon operations could start will depend on state regulators.
Zephyr officials told the Buffalo News earlier this year that it could be at least a year before New York finalizes its cannabis rules.