DANVILLE — The Danville Area Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approving a special-use permit for a second cannabis dispensary in Danville
The Danville City Council will act on the permit on Nov. 16.
The commission also recommended amending the city’s zoning code to comply with state law to allow one qualifying applicant or Social Equity Justice involved lottery winner to locate within 1,500 feet of an early approval adult-use site.
Founder Brad Zerman with Seven Point of Illinois LLC of Northbrook, Ill., is requesting a special-use permit for an adult-use cannabis dispensary in Lot 1 of the subdivision at 388 Eastgate Drive. This is the lot closest to Econo Lodge, now used for parking and owned by Danville Hospitality LLC and Joe Patel.
Danville Grants and Planning Manager Logan Cronk said the lot off Lynch Road seems to fit the use. There also appears to be no issues with a proposed site plan, which includes plenty of parking. Just a front setback and a couple tweaks need to be addressed, according to Cronk.
Cronk said the city doesn’t see a negative outcome from the special-use permit.
Commissioner Pete Goodwin said of that area, “that’s just been a blight for some time too. it’s just terrible