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Retail Cannabis Dispensary Proposed For Mt. Ephraim

The Mt. Ephraim Joint Land Use Board will hear the application of Brotherly Bud on Monday, June 12, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

A Class V Retail Cannabis Dispensary has been proposed for Mt. Ephraim at 500 N. Black Horse Pike.

This is the same location where Wawa was proposing to install a driveway, but due to strong opposition, they withdrew their application.

Now, a new applicant, Brotherly Bud, has applied to the Mt. Ephraim Joint Land Use Board seeking variance relief to permit, pursuant to Ordinance 2023-06, the operation of a Class V licensed retail cannabis dispensary and any and all other necessary waivers and variances permitting the operation of a retail cannabis dispensary for the property located at 500 North Black Horse Pike.

The Applicant seeks preliminary and final minor site plan approval together with relief from the parking requirement found in Chapter 86-1 “Cannabis” of the Zoning Ordinance.

Subsection A(3) of Chapter 86 requires that a cannabis dispensary have six spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross building area, plus one parking space per employee.

The Applicant is requesting that the cannabis dispensary be permitted to forego the parking requirement, so it does not have to satisfy a specific number of spaces.

The Applicant is proposing that the cannabis dispensary be permitted to utilize a parking lot that will be installed as part of a proposed sandwich shop across the street.

Both of these applications will be heard by the Joint Land Use Board on Monday, June 12, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mt. Ephraim Municipal Building.

The cannabis dispensary and the sandwich shop would share the parking lot which would have 29 spots in total which would be more than sufficient to serve both locations.

Additionally, the dispensary currently has two onsite parking spots. The variance from the parking requirement is identified on the site plan.

Ordinance 2023-06 requires a cannabis dispensary to meet certain lot depth, setback, and building coverage requirements.


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