TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - High Hampton Holdings Corp. (CSE: HC)(FSE: 0HCN) ("High Hampton" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received favourable results on the CEQA-compliant ("California Environmental Quality Act") environmental study for its 10.8 acre land parcel within the Coachella cultivation zone. The study represents the final stage in the environmental approval process as part of the ongoing application for a Conditional Use Permit ("CUP") for the CoachellaGro operation in the Coachella cultivation zone.
CEQA is California's broadest environmental law and provides a guide during the issuance of permits or approval of projects. The Environmental Study covers the scope initially established by the City of Coachella and follows standard practices for CEQA reporting.
Overseen by Infrastructure Engineers Inc. and prepared by San-Bernardino-based Tom Dodson & Associates, this report is much more comprehensive than the previously announced positive Phase I Environmental Site Assessment ("ESA" - please see press release from December 15, 2017) and encompasses categories of the Environmental Checklist, Project Description, Construction Scenario, Lead Agency Checklist, and Evaluation of Environmental Impacts. In summary, the report states that no adverse conditions were found that could negatively impact the CUP application process.
David E. Argudo, CEO of High Hampton, commented:
"We welcome the positive results of this final environmental study during our CUP application process and are now awaiting comments from the city on the subject matter and in preparation for the final project presentation."
About High Hampton Holdings
High Hampton Holdings is a cannabis sector investment company focused on opportunities in California. The Company's wholly owned subsidiary, CoachellaGro Corp., is a California corporation focused on the development of a 10.8-acre property situated in the proposed cannabis industrial park located in Coachella, California. CoachellaGro is in the application process for a conditional use permit for development of a full-service production facility in order to serve third party state licensed medical marijuana operators. The City of Coachella has been progressive in setting up city ordinance that sets aside 90 acres within which will be a legal framework for the cultivation, production, extraction and transportation of cannabis. The complex is intended to contain all the necessary; security, infrastructure, equipment, labour and skilled management, supplies and ancillary services for a closed loop production process flow.
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Marijuana Industry Involvement
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On behalf of the Board of Directors
High Hampton Holdings Corp.
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SOURCE High Hampton Holdings Corp.
For further information: 8 Wellington St. E. Mezzanine Level, Toronto, On, M5E 1C5, www.HighHampton.com; David E. Argudo, Chief Executive Officer, Email: [email protected] or Christian Scovenna, Director & VP Corporate Finance, Email: [email protected]