Restrictions on outdoor cannabis cultivation proposed in Greenfield
Officials in Greenfield are looking at passing a zoning amendment to reduce the maximum size of commercial outdoor cannabis cultivators in town. In May the Planning Board approved a plan to subdivide the property without going through the normal subdivision process. Some in Greenfield are upset over the plan for three companies to each site a 100,000 square foot cultivation facility on the Country Club Road property. Three companies have signed host agreements with the city to operate the facilities. Now, a proposal to limit outdoor cultivation sites to 15,000 square feet is being discussed after residents who opposition the plan spoke out at a recent meeting of the Greenfield City Council.
At-Large Councilor Philip Elmer and Councilor Jasper Lapienski said the Council has the power and ability to limit the scale of cultivation operations with this zoning amendment. Mayor Roxann Wedegartner also spoke in favor of the zoning amendment and suggested that the Planning Department be involved in writing this ammendment. The issue will now go before the Planning Board and the Economic Development Committee who will craft a recommendation for the Council.