Pittsfield Township postpones action on first applications for marijuana retail storesPosted by On

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – Decisions on the first applications for recreational marijuana retailers in Pittsfield Township were postponed by the township’s planning commission on Thursday.

The applications come just months after township leaders OK’d recreational and medical marijuana facilities within the township.

The township’s rules establish zoning “overlay districts,” which specify where different kinds of cannabis operations can be. Indoor growers, retail shops and processing centers can be located in commercial areas off State Circle, Platt Lane and a part of the Ellsworth Road corridor just northwest of the I-94 and U.S. 23 junction.

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Both applications before the planning commission at its Sept. 15 meeting had “a number” of minor issues, Ben Carlisle, the township’s planning consultant, said, causing him to recommend that a decision be postponed.

One of the applicants, Barton RE Ventures, is working to receive a combined preliminary and final site plan, as well as conditional use approval to transform 509 State Street Circle into a recreational marijuana retail spot for a company called butter, which has operated in Michigan since 2018 and is based in Flint.

Plans are to convert a portion of a roughly 17,000-square-foot space for the store. Drastic changes are not being proposed for the building, but renovations include a new façade and sprucing up the…

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