Marijuana Ordinance Adoption
2022 UPDATE: THE CITY COMMISSION HAS PLACED A MORATORIUM ON NEW APPLICATIONS FOR RETAIL FACILTY LICENSES UNTIL JANUARY 1, 2023.
HOWEVER: THE CITY IS STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OTHER MARIJUANA LICENSE TYPES INCLUDING FOR GROW OPERATIONS, TESTING FACILITIES, AND SECURE TRANSPORT LICENSES.
The City has approved amendments to City Code that allow marijuana establishments as Special Exception Uses (SEUs) in certain zoning districts — for a zoning permit application, click here. The corresponding business application (including for annual renewals) is provided here, and the city’s current recommended process (checklist) for new applicants is available here. Note: If you have any questions about the ordinances (linked below), please contact the City Clerk’s Office.
Stephen M. French, MMC
Clerk, City of Three Rivers
333 W. Michigan Avenue
Three Rivers, MI 49093
(269) 273-1075 Ext.106
Parcel viability map (Apr. 2021) — not for use with application; for location map use SJC’s online map tool
___Unofficial Summary of main zoning provisions, following Ordinance 848:
31-5.2 No marihuana establishment shall be located within 1,000 feet of an existing school, and no marihuana establishment will be located within 500 feet of a church or City park.
31-4.3 Special Exception Use Permit Required – per Ordinance 847. Each proposed marihuana establishment shall make an application for a special exception use (SEU) permit …and must have an approved SEU Permit for the particular zoning district in which they are applying. For details, refer to Ordinance 847; linked above.
31-4.4 Establishments Types and Applicable Zoning
Type of Establishment: SEU-Permitted Zoning Districts
NOTE: zoning by address or parcel number can be looked-up in an online spreadsheet (or here)
___Marihuana Retailers: B-1, B-2, B-3*
___Marihuana Microbusinesses: B-2, I-3, I-4
___Marihuana Safety Compliance Facilities: B-2, B-3*, I-1, I-2, I-3, I-4
___Marihuana Secure Transporters: B-2, I-1, I-3, I-4
___Marihuana Processors: I-1, I-2, I-3, I-4
___Marihuana Growers (Class A): I-1, I-2, I-3, I-4
___Marihuana Growers (Class B and C): I-2, I-3, I-4
* except for first block of N. Main St. (congested parking and per proximity to City park)
Also, note that, per 31-5.2 – (E): Processor facilities shall not be within 500 feet of another processing facility or grower facility licensed under the MRTMA or MMFLA …and, conversely (F): Grower facilities shall not be within 500 feet of another grower or processor facility licensed under the MRTMA or MMFLA.
Originally Posted: April 22, 2021