A proposed cannabis dispensary in an old firehouse on Arnold Drive is making its move to set up shop just outside of Glen Ellen, at the corner of Madrone Road and Arnold Drive.
The proposed dispensary will be further vetted before the county Board of Zoning Adjustments on Thursday, April 8.
The Glen Ellen dispensary, which is applying to open in the old community firehouse at 15499 Arnold Drive under the name Loe Firehouse, filed for operation in 2017 in the first wave of applications under Sonoma County’s permitting process following the legalization of recreational cannabis. At that time the county set a limit of nine dispensaries in non-incorporated areas, of which six have received land use entitlement approvals. Firehouse could be the seventh; two others, both in Sonoma Valley, are in the queue for eighth and ninth.
Glen Ellen firehouse
Loe Firehouse is proposed as a two-level dispensary of approximately 1,891 square feet. A separate employee entrance and delivery will be on Madrone Road, while customer parking will be around the back of the building with entrance off Arnold Drive. Parking for about a dozen customer vehicles will be available, with an estimated 150 customers daily.
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