Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-0744    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance amending Chapter 151: Unified Development Ordinance of the Lake County, Code of Ordinances relating to the regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis Businesses.
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/26/2021 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 5/11/2021
Title: Ordinance amending Chapter 151: Unified Development Ordinance of the Lake County, Code of Ordinances relating to the regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis Businesses.
Attachments: 1. 21-0744 Exhibit A (ZBA Resolution_Recommendation).pdf, 2. 21-0744 Exhibit B (Adult Use Cannabis Combined PWPT_ZBA Recommendations).pdf, 3. 21-0744 Exhibit B Summary Memo.pdf, 4. 21-0744 Exhibit C (UDO Amendments in ALP Format).pdf, 5. 21-0744 Public Comments.pdf, 6. Exhibit A (ZBA Resolution_Recommendation).pdf, 7. Exhibit B (Adult Use Cannabis Combined PWPT_ZBA Recommendations5_5).pdf, 8. Exhibit C (UDO Amendments in ALP Format_5_5).pdf
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Ordinance amending Chapter 151: Unified Development Ordinance of the Lake County, Code of Ordinances relating to the regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis Businesses.

Staff Summary
* At the direction of the Lake County Board, the Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) conducted public hearings on April 19 and April 21, 2021 to consider proposed text amendments to allow adult-use cannabis businesses in the unincorporated area subject to restrictions. The ZBA unanimously recommended approval (with modifications) of the proposed amendments as reflected in Exhibit A.
* At the April 28, 2021 PWPT Committee meeting, additional edits to the amendments were proposed as reflected in Exhibit B.
* The combined recommended amendments have been formatted into a consolidated document ready for codification as reflected in Exhibit C.
* The Ordinance will become effective upon County Board adoption of Exhibit C.

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ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the Lake County Board adopted the Unified Development Ordinance of Lake County, Illinois on April 11, 2000; and

WHEREAS, the Lake County Board incorporated the Lake County Unified Development Ordinance into the Lake County, Illinois Code of Ordinances as Chapter 151 of the Lake County, Illinois Code of Ordinances on February 10, 2015; and

WHEREAS, the regulations specified in Chapter 151 of the Lake County Code are being implemented and require a periodic review, and revisions may be necessary to these regulations; and

WHEREAS, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act allows for the establishment of adult-use cannabis businesses in Illinois and permits the production, sale, and consumption of adult-use cannabis products within the State since January 1, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the Act authorizes local governments (including counties) to enact "reasonable zoning regulations" to mitigate any impacts from adult-use cannabis businesses; and

WHEREAS, upon adoption of the Act on June 25, 2019, the Planning, Building and Development Department c...

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