Aldermen permit parking; dispensary CUP

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Captiva Healing Dispensary, 9933 Watson Road in Crestwood, appears set to be the first dispensary to open in South County, with its website promoting a grand opening April 8. As of Thursday, April 1, the dispensary appeared to be open for a soft opening.

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen approved several ordinances at its Feb. 8 meeting, including revisiting an ordinance permitting parking on one side of Pardee Lane, as well as the transfer of a conditional use permit for Captiva Healing. 

Parking on Pardee Lane

The ordinance permitting parking on one side of Pardee Lane was originally denied Jan. 11 after aldermen found a lack of consensus among residents in the area. The ordinance was approved for reintroduction Jan. 25 by the majority.

Ward 3 Alderman Scott Shipley said the simplest and best solution was to remove the “no parking” signs on the west side of Pardee Lane.

“I know that both the fire department and police have reviewed that proposal and don’t have any objections,” Shipley said.

Shipley’s main concern with that proposal would be if trail users would begin parking on Pardee too frequently, but Director of Public Services Jim Gillam said it would be possible to install signs directing trail users to a different parking lot. 

The board unanimously approved the plan to allow parking on one side of Pardee with the signage suggested by Gillam.

CUP transfer

Marijuana dispensary Captiva Healing, 9933 Watson Road, is changing owners after the board voted to approve the conditional use permit transfer. 

The dispensary is now owned by New Growth Horizon. Owner John Pennington said at the Feb. 3 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting that there will be some slight changes to signage on the outside and some slight interior remodeling.