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Notice of Community Meeting for 2200 N. Ashland Cannabis Dispensary


WHY: The applicant seeks a Special Use to allow for an adult use cannabis dispensary at 2200 North Ashland (formerly Green Dolphin) located in a C1-1, Neighborhood Commercial District.

LOCATION: 1740 West Webster (the Rebuilding Exchange)

WHEN: Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at 7:00 PM

Notice of community meeting to discuss the Proposed Special Use Applications, filed by Ellana LLC, which would allow the applicant to operate an adult use cannabis dispensary within 3,502 square feet of the existing building at 2200 North Ashland, Chicago, Illinois (“Subject Property”). The Subject Property is zoned C1-1 Neighborhood Commercial District and is in the 32nd Ward. There are NO schools located within 500 feet of the Subject Property that would prevent the Applicant from operating an adult use (21 years or older) cannabis dispensary at the Subject Property.

The Applicant is seeking a special use from the City of Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) that would allow for the adult use cannabis dispensary within 3,502 square feet of the existing building at the Subject Property.  An application for a special use permit to allow an adult use cannabis dispensary must be filed with the Zoning Board of Appeals. The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a hearing to consider the Special Use Application, notice of which will be provided at a later date.  In advance of this hearing, applicants for adult use cannabis dispensaries are required by ordinance to hold a community meeting for the purpose of explaining the proposal and answering questions on it.

In accordance with Section 17-13-0905-G of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 17 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago, please be informed that the Applicant shall hold an in-ward, in-person community meeting to discuss its proposed Special Use Application at 1740 West Webster, Chicago, Illinois 60614 (the Rebuilding Exchange). The community meeting will occur on December 20, 2023 at 7:00 PM.

You are invited to the community meeting hosted by Ellana, LLC to discuss this application and the corresponding programming for the proposed adult use cannabis dispensary at the Subject Property, and to learn more about the Applicant and its operations. If you have any questions, please contact Tyler Manic of Schain, Banks, Kenny & Schwartz, Attorney for Applicant, at 312-345-5706.  



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