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File #: 18-0646    Version: 1 Name: Resolution to Direct That Staff and City Planning Commission Evaluate Increasing the Minimum Distance Between Medical Marijuana Provisioning Centers
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/16/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/16/2018 Final action: 4/16/2018
Enactment date: 4/16/2018 Enactment #: R-18-134
Title: Resolution to Direct That the City Administrator and City Planning Commission Evaluate Increasing the Minimum Distance Between Medical Marijuana Provisioning Centers
Sponsors: Jane Lumm, Zachary Ackerman

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Resolution to Direct That the City Administrator and City Planning Commission Evaluate Increasing the Minimum Distance Between Medical Marijuana Provisioning Centers

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Whereas, On December 18, 2017 City Council approved Ordinance No. ORD-17-21  which provided zoning requirements for medical marijuana facilities within the City consistent with current provisions of state law;

 

Whereas, The ordinance included a restriction in Ann Arbor City Code Chapter 55, Section 5:50.1 that a parcel with a medical marijuana provisioning center shall be located at least 600 feet from a parcel on which another medical marijuana provisioning center is located;

 

Whereas, The original Planning Commission recommendation for the ordinance included a requirement of a minimum distance of 1,000 feet between parcels with marijuana provisioning centers; and

 

Whereas, The City has received over thirty petitions for medical marijuana provisioning centers, and the City Council is concerned about the health, safety and welfare of all of its residents, the number and concentration of provisioning centers, as well as their proximity to established neighborhoods;

 

RESOLVED, That City Council direct that the City Administrator and the City Planning Commission evaluate raising the minimum distance between parcels with medical marijuana provisioning centers to 1,000 feet, and any other revisions that would limit the concentration of facilities within zoning districts, and deliver a recommended ordinance amendment to City Council by July 16, 2018; and

 

RESOLVED, That City Council direct that the recommendation include consideration of exceptions for pending and approved provisioning centers from any new requirements.

 

Sponsored by Councilmembers Lumm and Ackerman