Related Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Cannabis Facilities Zoning Roadmap

Below are materials from various meetings that are related specifically to the zoning roadmap for adult-use recreational marijuana dispensaries in the City of Naperville. 

August 18 City Council Meeting

At the Aug. 18 City Council meeting, the City Council held the final reading of the cannabis facilities text amendment and approved the ordinance as presented with one amendment to increase the minimum distance between dispensaries to one mile. 

The ordinance, Section 6-2-32 (Cannabis Facilities), provides regulations for both medical and adult-use cannabis facilities. Below is a summary of the ordinance. 

  • Medical Cultivation Centers will continue to require a conditional use in the I, ORI, and RD Districts. Dispensaries (medical and/or adult-use) will be permitted by right in B2, B3, HS, I, ORI and RD.
  • A 1,000 foot separation distance will be required between dispensaries and primary/secondary schools; day care facilities are excluded from this restriction.
  • A 250 foot separation distance will be required between dispensaries and residentially zoned property.
  • A maximum of 3 medical and/or adult-use dispensaries will be permitted within the Naperville corporate limits.
  • Dispensaries cannot be located within one mile of another existing dispensary.
  • A list of specific documents and information to be submitted to the City regarding proposed Cannabis Facilities and parking requirements for dispensaries, as well as the required submittal of a parking plan and traffic management plan, is provided in the Code. 

August 4 City Council Meeting

The City Council held the first reading of the ordinance to discuss approval of the text amendment on August 4.

July 15 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved the Cannabis Facilities Text Amendment, as proposed, which included the following components (vote 7-2):

  • Dispensaries permitted by right in commercial (B2, B3, HS) and Industrial (I, ORI and RD) zoning districts.
  • A cap of three dispensaries to be permitted in the City of Naperville.
  • A minimum separation distance of 1,000 ft. between a dispensary and a primary or secondary school (daycare facilities are excluded).
  • A minimum separation distance of 250 ft. between a dispensary and a residentially zoned property.
  • A minimum separation distance of 1,500 ft. between dispensaries.
  • Dispensary Parking Requirements:
    • 6 parking spaces required per 1,000 sq.ft. of dispensary gross floor area (if shared parking available);
    • 7.5 parking spaces required per 1,000 sq.ft. of dispensary gross floor area (if no shared parking available), plus a parking plan.

The Planning and Zoning Commission also added the following recommendations:

  • Limit the allowable hours of operation of a dispensary (currently permitted as 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. per the CRTA). Staff is currently researching the CRTA to determine if it is permissible for a municipality to further restrict the hours of operation beyond those specified by the State.
  • Require submittal of a traffic control plan with each dispensary.

The Planning and Zoning Commission also discussed, but did not reach consensus on, increasing the minimum separation distance between dispensaries and requiring a conditional use for dispensaries.

June 22 City Council Workshop

Progress Meetings

Below are materials related to recreational adult-use cannabis sales and facilities in Naperville.

2020 Meetings

May 5, 2020 City Council Meeting

At the May 5 City Council meeting, Council members approved a staff-proposed roadmap which outlines the required steps, input process, and timing related to the creation of zoning regulations for adult-use recreational marijuana dispensaries in the City of Naperville.

April 7, 2020 City Council Meeting

At the April 7 meeting, the City Council voted to pass the ordinance amending the municipal code to establish a municipal cannabis retailers’ occupation tax. 

March 17, 2020 Referendum

Prior to proceeding with a final decision to locally opt-in or opt-out, the City Council elected to include an advisory (non-binding) referendum on the March 17, 2020 ballot to gauge public opinion and guide future discussions by the City Council.

The referendum read: "Shall the City of Naperville, in light of state legislation legalizing the possession, consumption, and sale of recreational adult-use cannabis, allow the sale of recreational adult-use cannabis within its jurisdiction?"

The majority of Naperville voters in DuPage and Will Counties voted in favor of allowing the sale of recreational cannabis within Naperville.

2019 Meetings

November 19, 2019 City Council Meeting

October 15, 2019 City Council Meeting

September 3, 2019 City Council Meeting

On Sept. 3, 2019, the City Council voted 6-3 to pass an ordinance to temporarily prohibit adult-use cannabis business establishments in Naperville other than medical cannabis cultivation centers and medical cannabis dispensing organizations.

August 20, 2019 City Council Meeting

July 16, 2019 City Council Meeting