A proposed recreational cannabis dispensary in Oswego moved a step closer to final approval on Thursday, Nov. 10 when the village’s planning and zoning commission recommended its approval to the village board.
The proposed Cloud 9 Dispensary would occupy a former fast food restaurant at 2420 Route 30 in the Townes Crossing shopping center. With the village’s planning and zoning commission’s approval, the plan heads to the village board for further consideration and a possible vote on Dec. 13.
A second dispensary, however, has been proposed in the village within 1,500 feet of the proposed Cloud 9 Dispensary, at the corner of Route 30 and Douglas Road, Oswego’s development services Director Rod Zenner said.
While Oswego has not decided how many dispensaries it will allow, a state law prohibiting cannabis dispensaries from being within 1,500 feet of each other means the village may approve only one of the proposed dispensaries, Zenner said.
Cloud 9 planners have also asked the village for a 1 1/2-mile buffer zone around its operation in which other dispensaries could not be located.
Village Planner Valeria Tarka said the village would evaluate whether there is an advantage to creating a larger buffer than state law requires.
The second application will be reviewed