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Thursday, February 12, 2015 Free Press Page 9 By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The Cheney Planning Commission held an infor- mational workshop Feb. 9 on Ordinance W-58, an ordinance that establishes a Marijuana Overlay Zone in the city's municipal zoning code. The workshop is part of the state's legal process that began when the Cheney City Council passed an interim zoning ordinance in December in response to losing a challenge to a conditional use permit submit- ted by 3 Green Thumbs, LLC to site a medical marijua- na dispensary in the Farmers and Merchants Center. The city had originally denied the permit because it contended the dispensary was within 1,000-feet of a sensitive use - in this case what it contended was a game arcade at Cheney Lanes/Rosa's Pizza. The county hearing examiner disagreed with the city's contention that Cheney Lanes/Rosa's Pizza was a game arcade and ruled in favor of 3 Green Thumbs. The interim ordinance requires a public hearing be held within 60 days by the City Council, an unusual step in that typically zoning issues come before the "We wanted to make sure nobody was limited or pushed out," Public Works Director Todd Ableman I Planning Commission first for a recommendation. The council was scheduled to conduct the hearing at its Feb. 10 meeting, at which point they would send it back to the commission for further discussion. Cheney Public Works Director Todd Ableman noted that Ordinance W-58 still retains the Farmers and Merchants Center's general commercial (C-2) zoning status, permitting all such uses to continue. He also noted that it restricts any marijuana outlet to that area of the city. Commission Chair Vince Barthels asked if the business center was ',built out," and contained no more space for future development. Ableman pointed to several land tracts around the center as still being available for use. "We wanted to make sure nobody was limited or pushed out," he said. Commissioner Vara Lyn Conrath asked if a shop for recreational marijuana could locate in the overlay zone, to which Ableman and city planner Brett Lucas both replied it could. Cortrath then asked what would happen should another daycare facility apply to oc- cupy the building that formerly held Giggling Guests Daycare located diagonally across the adjacent First Street/Cheney-Spokane Road intersection. Daycare centers are also state-defined sensitive uses, and under regulations are protected by the 1,000-foot buffer zone. A daycare or other sensitive use going into the vacant building would be inside the 1,000-foot zone. Ableman said it's a "gray area" what would happen in such circumstances. The question would be Would the 1,000-foot protective buffer trump an existing businesses rights to operate in a grand-fa- thered location, and the matter would likely end up in court. The commission is scheduled to take up the ordi- nance in its own public hearing at its March 9 meeting. John McCallum can be reached at jmac@c ss. corn. c Metals to receive mporary rtificate of occupancy By AL STOVER Staff Reporter "We're in a little bit of a scramble, otic Metals facility, said construction is staying It was almost a year we expected another month." ahead of schedule, as ago when Exotic Metals Development Services Director Derrick Braaten well as the experience of Forming Company (Exot- the crew who worked on ic) announced at a March it helped finish it early. 14 press conference that Development Set- Exotic time to start ship' Summers said the crew it was opening a facility vices Director Derrickping equipment. As far is completing the finish in Airway Heights that "Braaten said Walker as a hiring date is con- work, which includes would hire up to 150local Construction Inc., whocerned, it's entirely up flooring, plumbing and employees, helped designandbuild to Exotic when they wiring the building. Eleven months later the facility, completed want to start hiring." "We'll stick around and the facility, which the building one month According to Braat-and wait until the own- is located on the south ahead of schedule, en, a third party must er goes through their side of McFarland Road "Walker had a con- inspect each piece ofpunch list and we'll at Lawson Street and tracted date and assured equipment before it work on stuff they find expected to openin the everyone'we'llguaran- leaves Kent, and whenthat we might have summer, is almost com- tee you something by the it arrives in Airway missed," Summers p!ete. Exotic is sched- end of March,'" Braaten Heights. The facilitysaid. uled to receive a tem- said. "The building got itself will also need to Braaten said the porary certificate of oc- a temporary certificate pass various inspec- city is currently going cupancy for the facility of occupancy because tions from the city. through and making from Airway Heights, the construction went Emmett Summers, sure the paperwork is Feb. 25. so smooth. This gives who worked on the Ex-"taken care of." "We're in a little bit of finalized check list for a scramble, we expected the facility." another month," Braaten Al Stover can be reached said. "Right now we're at aI@cheneyfreepress. going through our owncom. il continued from page 1 "Schedule-wise, we just got ahead of ourselves," Ableman said. The council also opened a public hearing on In- terim Ordinance W-58, which deals with establishing land use regulations regarding the location of mari- juana retail outlets and dispensaries. 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