Second cannabis retail store proposed

The location of the proposed store. Photo Google Maps

Rezoning for a second proposed cannabis retail store will come before council tomorrow night.

The application for the property at 1160 Sun Peaks Rd. asks council to rezone the lot to add a site specific amendment to enable the retail sale of cannabis. It is currently zoned commercial.

They did not propose any production or manufacturing and stated all products will be pre-packaged and sold as is.

The store is proposed to be within the existing building on the property which was originally constructed as a single family home.

The applicant stated they have not yet applied to the provincial government for a license due to the $7,500 fee but are ready to should council move the rezoning forward.

According to the application they have consulted a road engineer regarding traffic flow concerns.

“The engineer maintains that the property is far enough from an intersection that left hand turns into and out of the property should not be a concern,” wrote Alex Krause, Thompson Nicola Regional District manager of planning services. “The applicant also included a Parking and Traffic Flow Plan that would utilize the 5 previously approved (via the DVP) spots on the property. The applicant further indicated that they are willing to work with the Municipality to address any traffic or parking related concerns.”

The application will be discussed in a regular council meeting April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Cahilty Lodge.

The first proposal in the community came before council in February and was given first reading.