Monticello commission to discuss cannabis center zoning

Monticello commission to discuss cannabis center zoning

MONTICELLO — The planning commission will meet Thursday night to discuss a possible rezoning for a tract of land that could eventually house a medical marijuana cultivation center.

TKPP Investments has an option on 23 acres of land south of the Piatt County Jail that is currently split-zoned: half is industrial and half is business. City law would allow the center on land zoned for business.

"This is simply whether or not to rezone the western zone to industrial to take it from a split zone parcel to a parcel that is zoned the same way," said City Zoning Office Abe Jones.

A representative from Chicago-based TKPP told the city council Aug. 25 they would like to construct a 40,000 to 45,000-square-foot, $4.5 million facility that would employ about 20 people.

If approved, the council will likely consider the rezoning on Monday. A permit for a cultivation center, however, is up to the Illinois Department of Public Health, which is taking applications this month.

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