Marijuana cultivators Berkshire Kind plan to build a cultivation facility at the William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield. reports that after a brief executive session yesterday, the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority voted to support Berkshire Kind's intent to purchase land in the business park and erect a 20,000 square foot grow facility.

Berkshire Kind plans to open in two phases. In phase 1, it will construct the complete facility but for that first year will only use half of it.

Owner Philip Silverman said it would accommodate 5,000 to 6,000 square feet of canopy that would double in Phase 2.

Philip Silverman, who owns the company with his brother Jeremy currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., he says they reached out to PEDA and have been in communication since May. He said the area, community, and the board drew them to the area.

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