The Sand Springs City Council approved a Specific Use Permit for 1200 East Charles Page Boulevard at their Monday evening meeting, allowing a Medical Marijuana Growing and Processing facility to open in a building that formerly housed a Kmart department store.
The Sand Springs Kmart location closed in the summer of 2014 and has been vacant for the past five years.
The 84,210 sq. ft. facility was built in 1974 and sits on 7.39 acres in an area that is largely industrial. City Council also voted to rezone the property from Commercial Shopping to Commercial General.
AJT Strategies, LLC applied for the permit and is in the process of purchasing the building. The multi-million dollar facility is expected to undergo improvements valued between $500,000 and $750,000 as it is repurposed. They expect to employ between 20-25 employees once they open.