Facing neighbor opposition, cannabis dispensary secures support of Northfield Plan Commission – The Record – The Record North Shore

Northfield is in line to become the latest Chicago suburb to welcome a cannabis dispensary after a positive decision from the village’s plan and zoning commission on Monday, Feb. 28.

The commission advanced a special-use request from Renu IL to build out and operate a dispensary called Bloc at 161 Waukegan Road, the site of Glenview State Bank. The proposal will be in front of the Northfield Village Board on March 15.

The dispensary received a positive recommendation from Village staff. In a memo to the commission, Northfield Director of Community Development Steve Gutierrez wrote that the plans are in line with village requirements and guidelines and were reviewed by the town’s police and fire departments.

Village administration also did a study of dispensaries in nearby communities and according to village documents, noted no negative safety, traffic and parking impacts or neighborhood complaint. Using the study, the Village also predicts it can realize between $325,000 and $650,000 in new revenue from the dispensary.

The cannabis dispensary plans to take over the building at 161 Waukegan Road that used to house Glenview State Bank.

Monday’s meeting, however, was reportedly attended by numerous interested residents, many of whom represented the Courts

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