A building that once housed the Flint police academy in Michigan could become a cannabis cultivation facility if a proposed sale now being considered by the city council becomes final. If the transaction goes through, the site would become a marijuana growing operation for Evergrow LLC.
“It’s kind of ironic that the training facility for the police department, that used to go against marijuana, is going to possibly become a marijuana grow shop,” Flint 3rd Ward council member Santino Guerra said, noting that he believed the potential sale would be a “productive use” for the site.
The last Flint police academy class to study at the site graduated in 2010. Volunteers with the city’s Blue Badge Volunteer program were also trained at the facility, according to media reports. The building has been unused for years, sitting idle and covered with graffiti.
The proposed sale was presented to the council by city staff on Monday. Under the terms of the deal, Evergrow would pay $500,000 for the site, which covers an area of 4.4 acres. Suzanne Wilcox, the director of the Flint Department of Planning and Development, said that after Evergrow approached city officials about purchasing the property, a call for bids for the