Little Village Dispensary Plan Rejected By City’s Zoning Board – Block Club Chicago

LITTLE VILLAGE — Neighbors successfully fought back against a cannabis dispensary coming to Little Village, as city officials rejected the project at a recent zoning board meeting.

Last week, the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals denied a special-use permit request from Green & Randle and Nature’s Grace and Wellness to open a recreational cannabis dispensary at 2601 W. Cermak Road. The dispensary would have replaced a former laundromat.

It is not clear how the board voted on the proposal, as public meeting records only say the item was denied. A spokesperson for the city’s Department of Planning and Development didn’t respond to questions about the vote.

The dispensary proposal sparked concerns from neighbors over safety, and some criticized the companies over what they said was a lack of effort to collaborate with community.

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Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th), whose ward covers a small part of Little Village where the dispensary would have been, applauded the zoning board’s decision in an open letter to his constituents this week. Sigcho-Lopez submitted a letter to the zoning

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