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3 months, 2 weeks ago by Denise Donley

Cultivation and dispensary centers could be coming to Quincy

Medicinal marijuana cultivation and dispensary centers could soon be coming to Quincy.

The Quincy Plan Commission began the conversation on medicinal marijuana at Tuesday night’s meeting to prepare for the possibilities of a cultivation and dispensary center.

In Illinois, one marijuana cultivation center and one dispensary center is allowed per State Police District, said Chuck Bevelheimer, Community Development Director.

“More than likely, Quincy will end up with one or both. If that’s the case, we want to make sure that we manage that according to our zoning code and consistent with the state standards,” said Bevelheimer. “We’re incorporating the standards as well as where we think in the city that the centers should go.”

Bevelheimer said the cultivation center is going to need to be considered as an industrial operation. He thinks it would probably need between 10 and 20 employees and have tight security. It cannot be located within 2,500 ft. of the property line of schools, daycares or residential use areas. If the cultivation center is to be located in Quincy, the Commission plans to see it built in the southeast part of Quincy.

Dispensaries, Bevelheimer said, will need to be visible and in a location that sees steady police presence.

“We went with the C2 district because it has the largest commercial property area,” said Bevelheimer. “East Broadway is where we’re thinking. It has to be set back 1000 ft. from schools and daycares, but can be next to residential.

The medical marijuana pilot law in Illinois went into effect in January of this year.

“With the law already in effect, the rules being finalized and the few calls we have received, we’re probably going to end up with a center. If so, we want to have a decision on where they go versus allowing them to go wherever the state determines they should go,” said Bevelheimer. “This way, we can narrow that focus to where we think they should go as well as being consistent with the state standards.”

A public hearing will be held the second Tuesday in June to discuss locations of a medicinal marijuana cultivation and a dispensary center.

The Plan Commission also approved a request by Anthony and Connie Sohn for a planned development at 1130 S. 6th St.  The proposal would install two one-bedroom living units and three two-bedroom living units in the building located on the property. Previously, the location housed restaurants but has been vacant for two years. The proposal will go to next week’s City Council meeting.

A public hearing will also be held in June regarding amendments for commercial signage in the City. The amendments would change the brightness of signs by adding a sensor that determines the appropriate amount of light emitted. If sign exceeds a set amount of light emitted, a $500 ticket could be issued.


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