Notice is given pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 45-24-53 that a Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 3275 Post Road, Warwick, Rhode Island on December 5, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider the proposed ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance as summarized below:
Title: An ordinance amending Appendix A, Zoning Ordinance of the City of Warwick to regulate the retail sale of marijuana and marijuana-related products. (PCO-28-22)
Applicant: City of Warwick
Location: City Wide
Zoning Districts: General Business (GB), Light Industrial (LI), and General Industrial (GI)
Amended Sections: Section 300, Table I – Use Regulations
Reason for Change: The Warwick City Council desires to amend the City’s Zoning Ordinance to direct the location of retail marijuana uses within the City.
Amendments: In general, the proposed zoning ordinance amendment will limit the location of proposed retail marijuana stores to a select portion of Route 2 (between and including its intersections with Route 113 and with Route 3 / Cowesett Road) by right, and to Light Industrial (LI) and General Industrial (GI) areas by special use permit.
A complete copy of the proposed amendment may be examined at the City of Warwick web-page and/or copied, at cost, in the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, Warwick, Rhode Island any Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. The proposed ordinance may be altered or amended prior to the close of the public hearing without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the public hearing. Any alteration or amendment will be presented for comment in the course of the hearing.
All persons interested in the above are respectfully requested to be present at that time and place to be heard thereon. Individuals requesting interpreter service for the hearing impaired must notify the office of the City Clerk at 738-2006, 72 hours in advance of the hearing date.
Any party, person (s) or entity interested in registering for electronic notice for proposed zoning amendments and/or amendments to the City’s Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Maps, and/or the City’s Development Review Regulations governing Subdivision, Land Development and Development Plan Review should contact the City’s Planning Department at 401-738-2009 or at https://www.warwickri.gov/user/116/contact.
Lynn D’Abrosca, City Clerk
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