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Former Summit Sports and Ice Complex poised to become recreational marijuana facility

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Posted at 5:34 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 19:16:03-05

DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The former Summit Sports and Ice Complex could soon be home to a different sort of recreational activity.

Green Peak Industries, the company that owns the Skymint marijuana brand, asked for a special-use permit last year that would allow them to operate an indoor cultivation, processing, packaging and warehouse distribution facility for recreational marijuana out of the 146,000-square-foot building.

The Windsor Charter Township Board of Trustees approved that permit on Jan. 12, three weeks before the Summit's owners announced that the sports facility would be closing permanently.

Summit General Manager Paige Sauer said in a press release at the time that, “The decision to discontinue operations permanently is the direct result of being shut down by the State of Michigan for much of the last 11 months due to the coronavirus pandemic."

She did not say what the building would be used for.

Brian Holtz, who chairs Windsor Township's Planning Commission, declined to comment on the decision to approve the special-use permit.

Township Supervisor Kern Slucter declined to speak about the issue on Wednesday.

Green Peak officials could not be reached for comment.

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