DANVILLE — The Danville City Council had one fewer action item on its Tuesday agenda, and Ward 6 Alderman Jon Cooper asked that the topic of cannabis dispensaries be placed as a discussion item on the June 27 Public Services Committee agenda.
Some aldermen said they have questions about dispensaries.
MariWorks LLC of Chicago pulled its special-use permit request to operate an adult-use cannabis dispensary at 500 Eastgate Drive. The vacant land is around the curve, on the south side of Danville Metal Stamping.
The Danville Area Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-0 against it. Commissioners voiced that they’d like the city to open up other possible locations where a cannabis dispensary could locate. The commissioners said they didn’t want oversaturation in the Lynch Road corridor. That area already has Sunnyside dispensary and the planned Seven Point dispensary across the road at 380 Eastgate Drive near the Econo Lodge. It’s set to start construction next month.
The Danville City Council would have needed a super majority vote to override the zoning commission’s recommendation to deny the permit.
A MariWorks representative could not be reached for comment.
Danville Community Development Administrator Logan Cronk said MariWorks has not disclosed any future plans with the city.
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