Adopted Marijuana Ordinance


Marijuana Ordinance Adoption

The City Commission has approved amendments to the City Code to allow Recreational Marijuana Facilities as Special Exception Uses (SEUs) in certain zoning districts.  A copy of the business application can be viewed by clicking on this link.


If you have any questions about these ordinances, please contact the City Clerk’s Office.

Stephen M. French, MMC
City Clerk
City of Three Rivers
333 W. Michigan Avenue
Three Rivers, MI 49093
(269) 273-1075 Ext. 106

Parcel Viability Map (April 2021)  — not for use with application; for Loc. Area Map use County’s Online Map Tool
Please note: while the map graphic of potential locations provides a reasonable depiction of viable areas for marijuana establishments (and the highlighted areas shown were based, in part, on zoning designations at the time the map was created; i.e., for city & planning commission discussions), the information presented on the maps is not part of the ordinance amendments for marijuana facilities and should NOT be considered an approval (or pre-approval) of zoning for marijuana establishments within the city.



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




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