City of Edmonton – Amendment to Zoning Bylaw 12800 for Cannabis

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Report Title: (Text) Amendment to Zoning Bylaw 12800 for Cannabis Legalization
Circulation Duration: 3.5 Weeks (ends March 21, 2018)
Target Committee/Council Date: May 7, 2018
Documentation:

CANNABIS LEGALIZATION – Draft Land Use Framework For Cannabis Stores
Draft Report – Text Amendment to Zoning Bylaw 12800 to Enable Cannabis Legalization


Greetings,

The Zoning Bylaw team has prepared a draft amendment to Zoning Bylaw 12800 to allow for cannabis retail stores. These bylaw changes are required to prepare for the legalization of cannabis in summer 2018. The report and related materials are attached for your review.

Proposed changes to the Zoning Bylaw include:

  • Cannabis Retail Sales as a permitted use in eight commercial zones found in main street, downtown and suburban areas
  • Cannabis Retail Sales as a discretionary use in three mixed use zones
  • Separation distances of:
    • 200 meters between cannabis stores
    • 200 meters between cannabis stores and schools and libraries
    • 100 meters between cannabis stores and parks, liquor stores, recreation centres, and provincial health care facilities

We have included separation distances from a range of different land uses. As you will see on the illustrative maps this reduces opportunities for cannabis stores in some commercial areas.

Along with any other comments you have, as part of this circulation we would like your feedback on the following questions:

  1. What types of buildings and businesses are most important for cannabis stores to be separated from?
  2. Should any of the proposed separation distances be changed?

Please find attached a summary of the land use framework as well as the report and attachments, including maps illustrating the proposed separation distances. Please note that these materials are in a draft state.

We invite you to review the report and attachments and provide feedback prior to end of day

Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Proposed amendments are tentatively scheduled to be presented at the May 7 City Council Public Hearing.

Kind Regards,

CANNABIS LEGALIZATION – ZONING BYLAW TEAM
URBAN FORM AND CORPORATE STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT | DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

2nd Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 – 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton AB T5J 0J4