CATSKILL — A public hearing held by the Village planning board at the Robert C. Antonelli Senior Center drew more than a dozen residents Monday to discuss the siting of a proposed cannabis dispensary and cafe.
The proposed dispensary would be located at 79-81 Maple Ave. (Route 9W) in Catskill.
Kevin Conklin, chief architect at Conklin Architecture, said at the hearing that the house located at the front of the property would be converted into the cafe, and the garage at the rear of the property will be converted into the dispensary. The log cabin will be removed.
The rear of the property, off Cowles Street and Edgemere Hill Road, will be used for deliveries and staff parking. There will be a total of 20 parking spots on site for the dispensary and cafe.
According to Conklin, the property will be under 24-hour surveillance, and the feed from security cameras on the property will be tied directly into the Village of Catskill Police Department.
He said the house along Maple Avenue, which will contain the cafe, will be receiving a new ramp for accessibility, and a “facelift” on the outside.
He added that the dispensary and cafe will only be sharing the property. There will