The buildings at 545 and 555 Searls Avenue in Nevada City are empty.
But that likely won’t be true for much longer.
Of the 10 units that fill the cannabis campus, eight tenants already have signed leases, said Maria Herrera, property manager of Lab Properties.
Those tenants cover a spectrum of the industry, including manufacturers and processors.
The application deadline to apply for the last remaining spots is Sept. 30, Herrera said.
Herrera didn’t know when the campus will officially open for business.
“There’s no way to say when they will be up and operating,” she said.
Co-owner of Siteline Architecture, Richard Baker, has been designing a renovation of two buildings on the campus to make them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Baker said his company will likely get a permit this month to begin construction the first week of October. The owner hopes to be finished by early 2020.
Robb White has been looking for a commercial space to park his business for some time.
The founder and CEO of SpOILed Patients Collective, a cannabis oil manufacturing company, said he’s worked in the industry for 10 years and has wanted to stay in Nevada County, the place he calls home.
“We’re going to bring some really exciting things to the market,” he said.
When he gets settled on the campus, White said he wants to hire 10 employees in his over 2,000-square-foot space that previously included the South Yuba Club pool.
White’s company works to de-wax cannabis products, creating a liquid substance that can be vaped, smoked, used topically and more.
During production, the SpOILed Patients Collective keeps the entire plant whole, not removing or adding anything, “so it can be the purest form,” said White.
The founder hopes to open shop on the campus