May 30—DANVILLE — The Danville Area Planning and Zoning Commission this week will consider a special-use permit for another cannabis dispensary proposed in Danville.
MariWorks, LLC of Chicago is requesting a special-use permit to operate an adult use cannabis dispensary at 500 Eastgate Drive.
The commission meets at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Robert E. Jones Municipal Building, 17 W. Main St.
MariWorks was one of two licensees the state selected through a lottery for additional cannabis dispensary licenses for this area. The other was Parkway Dispensary which is building in Tilton after the city of Danville voted against its request to build off Lynch Road. This area of the city already has Sunnyside dispensary and the planned Seven Point dispensary across the road at 380 Eastgate Drive near the Econo Lodge.
MariWorks is proposing to construct a dispensary and parking lot at 500 Eastgate Drive. The site is around the curve, on the south side of Danville Metal Stamping. The land is where there was a previous modular home business site near Interstate 74.
The 7 acres of land is in the B3 general commercial business zoning district.
According to the permit application, a portion of the vacant property will be used for a cannabis