Med­i­cal mar­i­juana hear­ing con­tin­ued

Zon­ing board says too many open is­sues

Springfield Sun - - FRONT PAGE - By Linda Finarelli lfinarelli@21st-cen­tu­ry­ @lk­finarelli on Twit­ter

UP­PER DUBLIN » Ef­forts to meet a Dec. 29 dead­line to open a med­i­cal mar­i­juana dis­pen­sary in the Fort Wash­ing­ton Of­fice Park were re­cently stymied for a sec­ond time in two weeks.

Bay LLC, oper­at­ing as Cure PA, ap­peared be­fore the Up­per Dublin Zon­ing Hear­ing Board Oct. 30 seek­ing vari­ances re­gard­ing a non­con­form­ing use, uses per­mit­ted in the flood­plain con­ser­va­tion dis­trict, and max­i­mum win­dow sill and lin­tel height in the Fort Wash­ing­ton Vil­lage Dis­trict for the pro­posed dis­pen­sary at 475 W. Pennsylvania Ave.

The plan in­volves raz­ing the long-va­cant, for­mer gas sta­tion building and re­plac­ing it with a 1,300-square-foot fa­cil­ity in the foot­print of the orig­i­nal building. The new struc­ture would be raised 2 feet above the base flood elevation.

Af­ter al­most three hours of tes­ti­mony, fol­lowed by a brief ex­ec­u­tive ses­sion, zon­ing board Chair­man Leonard Karp an­nounced the board “de­cided to con­tinue the hear­ing,” as it was “not com­fort­able mak­ing a de­ci­sion with loose ends.”

The town­ship plan­ning com­mis­sion, also cit­ing “loose ends,” had de­clined Oct. 17 to make a rec­om­men­da­tion re­gard­ing the land devel­op­ment plan for the fa­cil­ity, telling Bay LLC CEO Sil


Dan Endi­cott, self-por­trait

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