EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. — East Dubuque City Council members on Monday got their first look at plans for a new cannabis dispensary proposed for a formerly condemned property in the city’s downtown area.
UHCC Inc., based in Portland, Ore., recently submitted an application for a conditional use permit to construct an adult-use cannabis dispensary at 69 and 79 Sinsinawa Ave.
Council members viewed the application but did not discuss it at their meeting Monday. The request will go before the city’s zoning board at its next meeting, scheduled for 5 p.m. on July 11.
“Since we gave (zoning board members) the information, we wanted to make sure you had the information that was already out there,” Assistant City Manager Alyssa Darnall told council members.
Dave Sendt, owner of the properties at 69 and 79 Sinsinawa Ave., said after the meeting that negotiations with UHCC Inc. are ongoing.
“Hopefully, everything will be approved, and then after that, we’ll see what happens,” Sendt said. “There’s a lot of things for us to work out with that group. We’re really at the beginning stages.”
Sendt purchased the condemned property at 69 Sinsinawa Ave. for $50 in August 2021. He and his wife Janie Sendt run Janvie Properties, which