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Posted on: August 2, 2021

8/2/21 Cannabis FAQs Posted

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Please see the Cannabis FAQs posted today, 8/2/21.  To se  all FAQs click here.

Premise Diagram Scale

 

Question

On Section D for Security, it says that we need to have a premise diagram that is a minimum of 1/4” scale. However, our property site is huge and it cannot fit on a standard sized sheet with that scale. What will happen if we need to use a 1/8” scale?

 

Answer

Applicants may disregard the scale size.  It is preferred the diagram is to 1/4” scale however, no points will be deducted for varying sizes as long as the diagram is clearly legible and contains a legend accurately describing all markings.    

 

Application 200-page Requirement

 

Question

Business formation documents – The application form states to attach these to the business plan.

Are these to be included in the business plan and counted towards the 200-page total?

 

Answer

Yes, Business Formation documents should be included in the Business Plan and considered part of the 200-page limitation.  

 

Question

Proof of Capitalization – This is requested in the Business Plan section A.1.A. and for PDF File #4.  Should we only include a statement within the 200 pages that explains documentation is provided in PDF File #4?

 

Answer

Yes, Proof of Capitalization documents such as bank statements, commitment letter, promissory notes,  and loan documents should be provided in PDF #4.  For the Business Plan section of the Evaluation Criteria, applicants should provide a statement  explaining their capitalization while referring to the supporting documents saved in PDF #4

 

Question

Lease – This is requested in the Neighborhood Compatibility Plan section F.5.E. and for PDF File #6.  Should we only include a statement within the 200 pages that explains documentation is provided in PDF File #6?

 

Answer

Yes, lease-related documents should be saved in PDF File #6.  For the Neighborhood Compatibility Plan section of the Evaluation Criteria, applicants should provide a statement explaining the terms and conditions of the lease while referring to the supporting documents saved in PDF File #6.

 

Agreement on Limitations Form

 

Question

Agreement on Limitations of City's Liability F-6 needs the address of the "permitted address". Is the permitted address supposed to be the proposed location's address? If not, what address are the asking for.

 

Answer

Yes, the address should be the address of the proposed location.

 

Application Document

 

Question

I have another question, this one specific to Section F(5)(A) in Appendix A.  the guidelines request a “detailed description of the proposed location, including the overall property, building, and interior floor plan.”  I want to confirm that this is a written narrative, and that this is not a request for additional diagrams to be included.  

 

Answer

Yes, the description of the proposed location should be a written narrative.  

 

Landscaping

 

Question

If we are removing trees and adding more tasteful trees and shrubs, do we need to submit a landscaping plan, or can we just annotate that we are adding new trees on our site diagram?

 

Answer

You may annotate on the diagram that you are adding trees, however, this may require City approval at a later date as all proposed businesses must comply with zoning and related development standards.  

 

Building Improvements

 

Question

I am an architect retained to assist in preparing tenant improvement plans for a cannabis micro business proposed to be located at the above address.  The two story building was built in 1993 and more or less matches the general character of the area and surrounding buildings.  Setting aside exterior modifications that would relate to enhanced security, accessibility or signage, are there any points or consideration being given to making aesthetic exterior alterations?  I ask this because the building looks well massed and modulated and I do not believe exterior alterations are necessary (beyond those mentioned above).

 

Answer

Evaluation points will neither be awarded nor deducted for exterior design concepts.  Applicants are merely expected to describe the proposed exterior.  The City will address local building codes and zoning requirements at a later phase.  

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