PITTSFIELD — The former ReStore space on Jefferson Place could see a new life in the marijuana manufacturing industry.

During a community outreach meeting on Tuesday, Erik Gothelf, owner of Climb Cannabis, detailed his plans to place a marijuana processing plant in a 4,700-square-foot space at 70 Jefferson Place.

Unlike other marijuana companies getting into the Berkshire marijuana manufacturing market, Berkshire Roots in Pittsfield and Ten Ten Craft Cannabis in Sheffield, Climb Cannabis would exclusively do marijuana extractions. The company doesn't plan to grow its own marijuana, but rather will buy cheap trim in bulk for the purposes of extracting its THC and reproducing it in oil form.

"I'm trying to buy what has the most THC per dollar," he told abutters during the meeting.

Then, he said, he plans to sell those products to marijuana retailers statewide. The final product is a 1-gram cartridge of marijuana oil that fits into a vaporizer.

His likely neighbors were concerned about the smell, but Gothelf said there won't be any.

The company is a spinoff of California-based Cobra Extractions, with which Gothelf said he has a licensing agreement. Gothelf himself lives in Connecticut, has family in the Berkshires and knew Pittsfield has industrial space to spare.

Gothelf said he has a five-year lease with Pariseau Heating and Cooling. He said that because the site falls within an industrial zone, he won't need special permit approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals. Still, he'll need the Community Development Board to approve his site plan, which he hopes will happen during a meeting on Nov. 20.

Neighbors were also concerned about security, and Gothelf assured them the windows will be barred and the building will be secured.

"I don't want you to know I'm there, so if you don't know I'm there I'm doing my job," he told them.

Gothelf said he hopes to expand his company as the industry evolves, and the building allows him plenty of space to do so.

There will be about a dozen employees of the company, he said, and he aims to begin renovating the space in February. He'll give Pittsfield applicants preferential treatment, he said.

Amanda Drane can be contacted at adrane@berkshireeagle.com, @amandadrane on Twitter, and 413-496-6296.