ROYAL OAK, Mich. – A contentious evening in Royal Oak because the Planning Commission bought an earful from the general public over two proposed retail marijuana shops.
One proposed web site is positioned on Meijer Drive within the north finish of city, whereas the opposite is in a residential space on Harrison within the south finish of city.
Commissioners have already voted no on sending one of many websites up for consideration to the city council.
First up was the parcel on Meijer drive seen within the video participant above. It’s zoned industrial, however the sticking level for some who got here out Tuesday (Feb. 8) evening was simply 88 ft away.
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“What I care about is my baby,” stated guardian Darshawn Turner. “Should you open up that dispensary, it is going to destroy their impressions of what this neighborhood stands for.”
“Irrespective of anyway you slice it, they’re youngsters,” stated guardian Katherine McGee. “This facility put an ordinance in place to not have this facility 1,000 ft from the college.”
The issue the fee was grappling with is the whole lot across the faculty is industrial. The varsity itself is a non-conforming land used there.
In the long run, by a 3-2 vote, the fee opted to not advocate the Gatsby Hashish Operation on that web site to the total metropolis council for assessment.
The second location marijuana entrepreneurs need is that this one within the video participant above on east Harrison; It’s surrounded by residential streets on all sides, together with a rental advanced the place the houses are going for round $600k.
The applicant and their lawyer introduced their schematics Tuesday evening for the second location. No public remark has taken place in the mean time.
The state of affairs for the primary location on Meijer Drive just isn’t over but because the mayor who sits on the planning fee says there’s a concern of litigation over these properties.
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