A medical marijuana company based in Secaucus has begun site work on its new growing and processing facility in Lafayette more than a year after township officials approved the plan.
Harmony Foundation of New Jersey CEO Shaya Brodchandel said the company started work in January on the Route 94 property. In recent weeks work began on the former site of the Schering-Plough complex and signs appeared near the front entrance as evidence of activity.
A sign announcing security measures is positioned at the entrance to the future site of a medical marijuana growing and processing facility, operated by the Harmony Foundation of New Jersey, on Route 94 in Lafayette Monday, May 31, 2021.
Brodchandel said the company is renovating existing structures to begin cultivating products as quickly as possible as it waits for various permits and approvals.
"There are many moving parts to this, but we're hoping (by the) end of summer or beginning of fall we'll be ready for construction," he said.
Harmony's plans for the site, as outlined in a November 2019 Land Use Board meeting and modified six months later, include a two-story building with approximately 411,000 square feet and a COGEN power production plant about 22,000 square feet in size.