By Erin Achenbach, Staff Repoter
July 13, 2020
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Crestwood will get its first medical marijuana dispensary after the Board of Aldermen unanimously approved the zoning for one on Watson Road this summer.
The conditional-use permit for Captiva Healing LLC to open a dispensary at the former Enterprise location at 9933 Watson Road was passed unanimously along with the rest of the consent agenda at the May 26 board meeting, which was conducted by Zoom videoconferencing.
The board first heard the proposal for the zoning during the April 28 meeting. The petition was recommended unanimously by the Planning and Zoning Commission at its April 1 meeting. No modifications were made to the proposal by the commission, and no members of the public spoke about it.
Dispensary owner Chris Kemph said that he planned to “invest a substantial amount” into the business.
“I’m excited … we’re tearing up a lot, putting in a brand new lot, investing a lot in interior and exterior. I think you’ll be happy with it,” Kemph said at the April meeting. “We were honored. We were one of the … 10 percent of people to actually be awarded. The application process was over 30,000 words, and my son Brad did a fine job putting it together. We take this seriously. I think you’ll find we’re very responsible. As part of this process, we intend to donate 2 percent of profits to local charities.”
Kemph also owns the Circle K lot that is next to the proposed dispensary site, which is zoned for C-1 commercial under the city’s ordinance that establishes zoning for medical marijuana facilities in the city.
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