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File #: 2022-2062   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/21/2022
Title: Public Hearing to Consider Introduction of Ordinance Amending Alameda Municipal Code Section 30-10 (Cannabis) to Add the North Park Street Maritime Manufacturing (MM-NP) District as a Location Where Cannabis Industry (Manufacturing) is Conditionally Permitted, as Recommended by the Planning Board. (Planning, Building and Transportation 20962710)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Letter from Kiva, 2. Ordinance, 3. Correspondence - Updated 6/20
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Public Hearing to Consider Introduction of Ordinance Amending Alameda Municipal Code Section 30-10 (Cannabis) to Add the North Park Street Maritime Manufacturing (MM-NP) District as a Location Where Cannabis Industry (Manufacturing) is Conditionally Permitted, as Recommended by the Planning Board. (Planning, Building and Transportation 20962710)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The proposed zoning text amendment would make property within the Maritime Manufacturing District, which currently permits light industrial manufacturing by right, eligible for Cannabis Industry with approval of a Conditional Use Permit. On May 23, 2022, the Planning Board unanimously recommended approval. Staff is also recommending approval of the zoning text amendment. If approved, the zoning change will make it possible for Kiva Confections to apply for a conditional use permit to move their manufacturing operations from Oakland to Alameda.

BACKGROUND

In December of 2017, the City Council adopted Alameda Municipal Code (AMC) Section 30-10 (Cannabis) which includes regulations governing the commercial cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, delivery, testing, and sale of cannabis and cannabis products.

Kiva Confections (Kiva) would like to relocate all of their cannabis edibles manufacturing facilities from Oakland to Alameda, but until now the company has been unable to identify an adequate site that also meets the locational limitations of AMC Section 30-10. Kiva has identified a vacant site at 2421 Everett Street (located approximately 200 ft. west of Everett Street and the terminus of Everett Street at Blanding Avenue), which would meet their needs, but the site is located in the North Park Street Maritime Manufacturing District, which is not identified as a permissible location under AMC Section 30-10. Kiva is requesting amendment of AMC Section 30-10 to conditionally permit Cannabis Industry uses in the North Park...

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