Proposed apartment-retail building at Downtown Sonora Shopping Center on Stockton Street
Sonora, CA – The Sonora Planning Commission gave its approval for one new construction project and two businesses to expand their products.
At its meeting this week, in a 3-0 vote, the commissioners recommended the city council approve an amendment to the Hazy Bulldog Farms, LLC marijuana dispensary on Mono Way to sell recreational pot. The city council approved the change to allow limited adult sales in November, allowing up to three different dispensaries in the city.
Sonora Community Development Director Rachelle Kellogg tells Clarke Broadcasting this is the first step because their use permit will come back for a second look when the dispensary moves two doors down into the Gold Country Kitchen and Bath Store, as that business moved downtown. With this approval, Kellogg says that leaves two more spots open. She details, “So we have the Bract House (marijuana dispensary). It was approved previously. They’ve expressed some interest as to switching over to adult use. So, well see if that one comes forward. That is going to leave one more available. The city will do an RFP (Request For Proposal) for that one spot