6935 N. Sheridan

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Proposed Dispensary at 6935 N. Sheridan

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On Monday, our office hosted a community meeting to discuss a proposed zoning change request for the former Leona's location at 6935 N. Sheridan. Verano is proposing a recreational dispensary to be housed at this location, requiring a zoning change from the current designation of B3-1 to C3-1, the most comparable zoning classification that permits adult-use cannabis dispensaries. More information on the zoning change proposal and Verano's plans is available below.

We would like to hear residents' feedback on the proposal. Please take a moment to complete the online feedback form at bit.ly/. Feedback will be accepted through April 10. 

Our office is still in the early stages of the decision-making process for this proposal. There will be additional community meetings and ample opportunities for input before any final decision is made. 

Community Meeting on Proposed
Recreational Cannabis Dispensary March 28

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Verano will join the 49th Ward office for a community meeting on Monday, March 28, at 6 pm to discuss preliminary plans to move Green Gate Dispensary from its current location at 7305 N. Rogers to the former Leona's location at 6935 N. Sheridan Road.

Green Gate Dispensary has outgrown its location on Rogers and is looking for a new storefront in Rogers Park that allows more space and is centrally located in the ward. They have picked the former Leona's site for its ample parking, convenient location, and spacious footprint. Verano intends to renovate the existing building to transform the former restaurant into a dispensary. Their plans do not include increasing bulk or density.

Verano is proposing a recreational dispensary to be housed at this location, requiring a zoning change from the current designation of B3-1 to C3-1, the most comparable zoning classification that permits adult-use cannabis dispensaries. Should the zoning change be approved, Verano would still be required to go through the Department of Planning and Development's (DPD) Lakefront Protection process due to its proximity to the lake. They would also be required to apply for a Special Use Permit through the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Join the 49th Ward office and Verano on March 28 to learn more. To register for the meeting, visit bit.ly/VeranoDispensary. Spanish translation will be available.