Lynn, MA – Keenan + Kenny (K+K), a Falmouth architectural firm specializing in cannabis design throughout Massachusetts, is currently renovating an original General Electric plant in Lynn as a new cannabis cultivation facility for Bostica, LLC. A 120-foot tall smokestack will be utilized by CSI Engineering to vent the mechanical systems. The current cultivation area is just under 100,000sf – only a portion of the building – allowing ample new cultivation facilities and dispensaries.
The original General Electric plant stands next to the first professional baseball field in the U.S. to have night lights, courtesy of G.E., still used today.
Repurposing existing buildings at a lower cost for cannabis enterprises brings back a tax base to areas of municipalities that may have seen an abundance of vacant properties. K+K works with selected MEP firms familiar with the processes and requirements of cultivation and manufacturing in a rapidly developing field.
The capabilities of new lighting systems, rack systems that allow multiple levels of cultivation, fertigation systems that automate feeding and watering, and processing equipment that is constantly improving, create an exciting field for owners, architects and engineers to keep up with the latest innovations.