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Special use permit hearing set for proposed hemp-processing facility in Sun River

Posted: 5:58 PM, Feb 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-04 19:58:52-05

GREAT FALLS – The Cascade County Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing to consider a special use permit application for a proposed hemp-processing facility in Sun River.

Paul Leach of Venture Property and Leasing, LLC applied for a Value-Added Agricultural Commodity Processing Facility on his property. The project is described as an industrial hemp CBD isolate processing facility.

The special use permit (SUP) application states Leach wants to use existing land and buildings to add value to the industrial hemp business and farmed products.

The public hearing is set for Thursday, February 14 at 9 a.m. in room 105 of the Courthouse Annex, which is located at 325 2nd Avenue North in Great Falls.

County documents indicate the structures were previously used for a farm retail store.