A collection of proposed code tweaks might remove caps on what number of marijuana retailers are allowed inside Louisville and slash the town’s present faculty buffer necessities.
Partially an effort to align the town’s marijuana business codes with these of liquor stores — an initiative metropolis officials referred to as for earlier this yr — the bid additionally would permit Louisville pot outlets to construct greater and transition into the cultivation sector inside the city’s industrial zones.
Louisville City Council convened on the specifics Monday, and a finalized ordinance is predicted to reach in entrance of planning commissioners in coming weeks.
The ordinance change would lower the present, 1,320-foot buffer between retail and medical marijuana businesses and Okay-12 faculties to 500 ft — just like how Colorado governs liquor store distance — and would remove the town’s 4-store restrict (Louisville presently solely has two), in response to metropolis data.
If authorised, it will permit for stores to extend their measurement to five,000 sq. ft. Medical dispensaries are presently restricted to 1,800 square ft and retail to 2,000 square ft; a mixed store is restricted to 3,800 sq. ft, in accordance with city code.