Adult-Use Cannabis Establishments

Proposed Request:

The United City of Yorkville is contemplating a text amendment to the city's zoning ordinance regarding adult-use cannabis business establishments in response to the recently adopted Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.


Proposal Summary:

In accordance with Illinois State Statute, the United City of Yorkville is proposing to allow certain cannabis business establishments as Special Uses within the B-3 General Business, A-1 Agricultural, M-1 Limited Manufacturing and M-2 General Manufacturing zoning districts. The proposed text amendment would regulate the time, place, manner, number and minimum distance limitations between adult-use cannabis businesses and locations the City deems sensitive, such as existing schools, parks, religious institutions and residential land uses. Below is a map of potential areas within the city where such uses can locate if a proposed minimum 500-foot buffer is maintained from pre-existing schools, parks and religious institutions and a 250-foot buffer from pre-existing land zoned or used for residential purposes.

Cannabis 250 Res and Other 500

City Council Packet Materials (10-08-19):

 
Initial discussion of potential local zoning regulations for adult-use cannabis business establishments and formal direction to staff for pursuing a text amendment to the City's Zoning Ordinance.

Planning & Zoning Commission Public Hearing  (11-13-19):


Public hearing to consider the formal staff recommendation for a text amendment to the City's Zoning Ordinance regarding adult-use cannabis business establishments.

City Council Meeting (11-26-19):


Final determination and vote for a text amendment to the City's Zoning Ordinance regarding adult-use cannabis business establishments.

Additional Information:


For further information contact Bart Olson, City Administrator at bolson@yorkville.il.us or 630-553-8537.