Public meeting in Chilliwack to discuss cannabis retail outlet postponed due to snow

The Feb. 12 information event was to discuss Promontory shop; meeting will be held at a later date

A meeting planned to discuss details of Chilliwack’s first retail cannabis store is postponed due to weather.

The owners of the Promontory Hillside Plaza have applied to the City of Chilliwack to rezone one unit at the Teskey Way plaza from local commercial to the new cannabis retail.

• READ MORE: Cannabis retail outlet proposed for plaza on Promontory

A public information meeting organized by the developer was scheduled for Feb. 12 at Promontory Heights elementary school, but Ryan Anderson acting on behalf of the plaza said due to the snow and the school’s closure on Tuesday, they decided to postpone.

No new date is yet set, but Anderson said when they confirm one they will let the public know.

Included in the cannabis retail zone is a restriction that says shops have to be 300 metres minimum distance from schools, community centres, sports fields, playgrounds, as well as supportive housing facilities or those serving vulnerable youth.

City hall anticipated strong demand once the new zone was created, and indeed within a few weeks there were four zoning applications in the queue. By Jan. 31, a city spokesperson said the planning department had 10 C9 rezoning applications.

• READ MORE: Four companies vying to open cannabis stores in locations across Chilliwack

None of the 10 applications have yet come forward to council for consideration, but city hall anticipates the first will come forward “in the near future.”


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