(ABOVE) Danville Community Development Administrator Logan Cronk explains a new proposal for the zoning laws for cannabis dispensaries to the Danville City Council Public Services Committee.
During Tuesday (Sept 26th) evening’s Danville City Council Public Services Committee meeting, Community Development Administrator Logan Cronk presented a proposed change to the current zoning laws concerning where cannabis dispensaries can be placed.
Currently, the dispensaries can only be placed along the Lynch Road corridor, mainly because of the requirement that they must be at least one-half mile from any residential area. During the course of this year, two candidates wanting to build new dispensaries were turned down. Parkway was voted down by the full City Council. Mariworks failed to receive a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission, and then withdrew their petition.
The consensus among Council members was that due to Sunnyside already being in operation along the Lynch Road corridor, and Seven Point of Illinois in the process of creating a second location; no others would be welcomed in, and therefore Danville should consider being more flexible. That point was accentuated by Parkway’s grand opening at their Tilton location this past weekend.
As Cronk explains, the “half-mile away from residential areas”