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GannettMike Deak, MyCentralJersey.comMarch 19, 2024 at 4:54 AM

SOMERVILLE – A proposal for the county seat’s first marijuana dispensary is scheduled to be heard by the borough Planning Board on March 27.

Root 22 Dispensary is proposing to convert the Sunoco gas station at the corner of Route 22 and Gaston Avenue, in the borough’s far northeastern corner on the Bridgewater border, into a recreational marijuana store.

In October, the Borough Council passed a resolution supporting Root 22 Dispensary’s proposal to open a “small craft cannabis” dispensary on the property. Root 22 Dispensary is in the process of receiving approval from the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission and other state agencies.

Root 22 Dispensary proposes to renovate and expand the building with a second floor.

The gas pumps will be eliminated. The parking lot will be re-paved with 20 parking spaces, including one handicapped space and one electric vehicle charging space.

A recreational marijuana dispensary is proposed for the Sunoco at the corner of Route 22 and Gaston Avenue in Somerville.

Root 22 Dispensary will be seeking variances for front and side yard setbacks, lot coverage and lot size. The lot is .472 acres, and the borough zoning ordinance calls for one acre.

In October, James Barr, a

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