The Downtown Dispensary has been working to expand its space since 2019 when they signed a lease to take over the whole building as well as the adjacent parking lot at 500 N 6th Avenue. In 2021, Mayor & Council changed the zoning ordinance so that dispensaries like Downtown can use 10,000 square feet as licensed space for cannabis sales. Today, Downtown Dispensary pays for almost 14,000 square feet but uses less than 4,000 square feet for the dispensary. Supporting this appeal is the only way to fix the problem outside of litigation in Pima County Superior Court.
Elisa Hamblin, AICP