Costa Mesa Residents Lash Out Over Proposed Marijuana Dispensary – The Epoch Times

After nearly a dozen residents voiced opposition last week to a proposed cannabis dispensary, Costa Mesa’s planning commissioners stalled a vote on whether to approve it.

The vote was postponed to Aug. 8 upon request by the applicant who was absent from the meeting; but it didn’t stop residents from expressing their disdain for its proposed location—1072 Bristol Street, Suite 100—which is adjacent to several residential backyards.

“The [dispensary’s] entrance does not face the street, the entrance is in the parking lot which faces the homes,” a resident told the commission at a July 25 meeting.

She said the location is less than 50 feet from her back patio, including her teenage daughter’s bedroom overlooking the parking lot and building.

“I’m concerned about cars, motorcycles, and people pulling in and out of the parking lot until 9 or 10 at night, 7 days a week,” she added.

The proposed cannabis store would occupy a suite of over 3,000 square feet on the first floor of a two-story, six-unit complex.

An insurance business occupies the first floor currently and second-floor tenants include an insurance agency, a property management company, and professional law offices.

The existing tenants are generally open Monday through Friday

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