Scottville approves marijuana ordinance. 

April 25, 2022

Scottville approves marijuana ordinance. 

SCOTTVILLE — Scottville City Commission passed an ordinance Monday evening allowing marijuana businesses, both recreational and medical, in select zones of the city. The ordinance passed unanimously 7-0. The ordinance will take effect in 15 days, but that does not mean that marijuana businesses will instantly be appearing in the city. City Attorney Carlos Alvarado explained that the ordinance includes an application and competitive selection process. 

The process of reaching the point of passing the ordinance has been over a year’s worth of meetings and research by city staff, city commission and the city planning commission. 

Zoning will restrict the facilities to three zones that include the city’s two industrial zones (southeast section of town near Gourmet Mushrooms) and southwest section near the water tower, plus part of the city’s commercial business district (CBD). While the CBD consists of an area that begins at North Main Street and James Street (old school house) south to the corner of South Main Street and Second Street (Dollar General), east to Blain Street (the library) then along State Street west to West Shore Bank, Green Street to Reinberg Avenue (Jabrocki’s Excavating), and on the southwest corner to the property that includes Dollar General and the post office. The commercial marijuana district would be limited to areas south of State Street (US 10). 

Zoning also limits the placement of marijuana facilities. They must be 350 apart. 

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