MONTGOMERY – A former bank located just east of Orchard Road in Montgomery may become Kendall County’s first cannabis dispensary.
World of Weed, LLC is seeking Montgomery Village Board approval of a special use permit to open the dispensary in the former BMO Harris Bank at 1970 Caterpillar Drive.
The board is scheduled to consider the permit request when they gather for their next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 11 at Village Hall, 200 North River Street.
The village’s planning and zoning commission conducted a public hearing over the permit request April 7 and then voted 6-0 to approve an advisory recommendation in support of the request. The village’s community development staff has also endorsed the permit request.
In their application for the permit, developers noted the approximate, 4,400 square foot bank building is “well suited for dispensary use as it already has some security infrastructure already in place.”
The application continues: “The point of customer entry/exit will be via a secured entry on the south side of the building. Customers will wait in a waiting area until they enter a sale floor which is segregated and secured from the back of the house which is where a vault, product storage area, and employee