A second recreational marijuana dispensary received a special permit from the Marshfield Zoning Board of Appeals, for a shop on Enterprise Drive.
The Zoning Board of Appeals voted to grant the permit to Health Circle, which is opening another dispensary in Rockland, after a 30-minute discussion over what kind of fence, if any, should separate the dispensary on Enterprise Drive from the Stellwagen Beer Company, on the same parcel of land.
Attorney Bob Galvin, representing the town, said the reason the zoning board had considered a fence between the two facilities, originally written in the conditions of the permit as 6-feet tall solid, was so people would be discouraged from drinking at the bar and then wandering over to buy marijuana or vice versa.
Building Commissioner Andrew Stewart said he was not comfortable with that large of a fence because it would reduce visibility for people leaving the brewery parking lot.
After arguments back and forth about the fence, Galvin said the board should have Health Circle submit a landscape plan that would address the issues, prior to the shop finally opening.
“Don’t hold up the vote,” Galvin said. “You’ve been bating this condition around for a half hour.”
The Marshfield Zoning Board of Appeals members discuss a retail marijuana dispensary permit during a Nov. 10, 2020 virtual meeting.
The fence was the only point of contention during the meeting.
The zoning board last met on the facility on Sept. 22. The point of contention during that meeting was the number of parking spaces the facility was required to have. At the time, attorney Valerio Romano, representing Health Circle, said the establishment was only required to have 24 spaces and they had 27. Parking spaces were not an issue during Tuesday night’s meeting.
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