Public meeting in Chilliwack to discuss cannabis retail outlet postponed due to snow

The Feb. 12 information event was to discuss Promontory shop; meeting will be held at a later date

A meeting planned to discuss details of Chilliwack’s first retail cannabis store is postponed due to weather.

The owners of the Promontory Hillside Plaza have applied to the City of Chilliwack to rezone one unit at the Teskey Way plaza from local commercial to the new cannabis retail.

• READ MORE: Cannabis retail outlet proposed for plaza on Promontory

A public information meeting organized by the developer was scheduled for Feb. 12 at Promontory Heights elementary school, but Ryan Anderson acting on behalf of the plaza said due to the snow and the school’s closure on Tuesday, they decided to postpone.

No new date is yet set, but Anderson said when they confirm one they will let the public know.

Included in the cannabis retail zone is a restriction that says shops have to be 300 metres minimum distance from schools, community centres, sports fields, playgrounds, as well as supportive housing facilities or those serving vulnerable youth.

City hall anticipated strong demand once the new zone was created, and indeed within a few weeks there were four zoning applications in the queue. By Jan. 31, a city spokesperson said the planning department had 10 C9 rezoning applications.

• READ MORE: Four companies vying to open cannabis stores in locations across Chilliwack

None of the 10 applications have yet come forward to council for consideration, but city hall anticipates the first will come forward “in the near future.”


@PeeJayAitch
paul.henderson@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

New Chilliwack cycling organization focuses on seniors

Volunteer ‘pilots’ carry those with mobility issues on trishaws

Judge questions joint submission for Chilliwack man who sexually assaulted girl

Crown, defence ordered to find case law to back up one-year sentencing for Andrew Mullaly

Flood mitigation money coming to protect Chilliwack-area communities

It’s $45M in infrastructure funding to build 6km of dikes, a flood gate, and pump station

CSOPA’s six spring productions in Chilliwack include play about boy with autism

Mix of musicals, comedy, mystery and more for Chilliwack School of Performing Arts’ May shows

Chilliwack’s hospital morgue needs an expansion

Fraser Health plans to more than double the space for ‘decedents’; upgrade antiquated elevators

VIDEO: ‘Alarm bells’ raised by footage allegedly from B.C. pig farm, SPCA says

PETA released video Wednesday showing dead and injured piglets next to nursing piglets

Female real estate agents warned of suspicious man in Metro Vancouver

The man requests to see homes alone with the female agent, police say

COLUMN: Keep your camping coordinates a secret this season

‘There are simply too many people in the back country,’ says Progress reporter

Can you put your phone down for Mother’s Day?

#DiningMode campaign encourages people to leave the phone alone while eating

Horgan heckled as gas prices sit at record high, could go up more

Premier John Horgan blames refiners, not taxes

SPCA investigating after newborn kittens found in Vancouver dumpster

The kittens were found suffering from hypothermia and dehydration

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

VIDEO: Surrey stabbing leaves man with ‘potentially life altering injuries’

Police believe an altercation between two people led to the incident, in the 13700-block of 97A Ave.

VIDEO: Surrey RCMP investigating after ‘sudden death’ of man found with critical injuries

Police say a man is dead after being found laying on the ground in the 13300-block of 114th Avenue

Most Read