Snow put freeze on weed dispensary variance request made to Brockton zoning board – Enterprise News


A zoning board hearing on a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Brockton was postponed until Tuesday next week due to Winter Storm Stella. The Brockton Zoning Board of Appeals meeting will be held at the Arnone Elementary School, 135 Belmont St., at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, according to an agenda posted on the city government’s website.

Marc Larocque Enterprise Staff Writer @Enterprise_Marc

BROCKTON – A zoning board hearing on a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Brockton was postponed until Tuesday next week due to Winter Storm Stella.

The Brockton Zoning Board of Appeals meeting will be held at the Arnone Elementary School, 135 Belmont St., at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, according to an agenda posted on the city government’s website.

NS AJO Holdings, the Massachusetts nonprofit registered to a businessman who owns a Colorado marijuana dispensary, is petitioning the zoning board for a variance that would allow it to open in a commercially zoned plaza located across the street from the Westgate Mall in Brockton. The 165 Westgate Drive building is owned by Brockton City Solicitor Philip Nessralla.

Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter called on the city zoning board to reject the variance request in a letter he sent about a week ago.

Also during the Brockton Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, the New Heights charter School of Brockton is expected to seek an opinion about one-street parking, which it said is not specifically mentioned in ordinance for its commercially zoned property. New Heights Charter School moved into its 1690 Main St. building, the former Verizon division headquarters, in December last year, after failing to pull permits for construction to prepare the school space in time for the beginning of its inaugural school year a few months earlier, when it instead opened at a temporary location in Norwood.

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