The Lake Havasu City Council will consider a controversial rezoning request to allow a marijuana dispensary near the swap meet parking lot on London Bridge Road during its meeting on Tuesday.
The request would allow for a marijuana dispensary to operate on the property at 200 London Bridge Road by rezoning it from a Commercial 1 district to a Commercial 2 district with a planned development that would grant exemptions from current requirements in city code that stipulate a marijuana facility be placed more than 500 feet from parks and establishments with an active liquor license.
City staff has recommended approval of the request, but the Planning and Zoning Commission was split right down the middle when it considered the rezone at its meeting on April 21. The final vote taken by the commission ended in a 3-3 tie, which City Attorney Kelly Garry said technically means that the commission recommends denial of the request.
According to the development plans included in the request, owner Jack Dunn MD PLLC plans to use the 68-foot by 100-foot piece of property to construct a two-story building that would be able to accommodate a marijuana dispensary on the first floor, also accessible by a wrap-around