Camden electorate will determine subsequent month whether to limit rapid food restaurants to a specific part of Route 1, also, to permit for the commercial cultivation of leisure marijuana.
Both of the proposed ordinances had been accredited with the Camden planning aid and pick out forums last month to head on the June eleven ballot. Voters may also determine whether or not to have Camden be part of Maine cities that have adopted food sovereignty.
Restrictions on wherein speedy meals eating places can function in Camden have been floated in view that a Dunkin’ Donuts attempted to open within the downtown district in 2009. By no means, the franchises established a Camden vicinity, and no municipal restrictions have ever been put into the area.
Earlier this yr, an offer to restrict fast-food eating places to a small part of Route 1 simply south of Camden’s downtown became positioned forth using the Camden Planning Board. The restriction could permit Camden’s downtown to keep a lifestyle of having locally-owned restaurants typically.
“The making plan’s board proposes [the amendment] to make sure that meal provider corporations trying to discover in Camden appreciate the present make-up of Camden’s business economy,” the proposed ordinance states.
An in advance model of the proposed ordinance blanketed a listing of traits that described what a “method-based totally” ― or rapid meals ― eating place is, but that has been simplified to an eating place that has 50 or greater places, in line with Jeremy Martin, Camden’s director of planning and improvement.
This new definition would mean that, if exceeded, the ordinance could no longer affect the present Sea Dog Brewing Co. Restaurant, which’s a Maine-owned chain that has a location in downtown Camden.
While Camden is looking to limit where speedy meals restaurants can operate, some other ordinance slated for the June 11 ballot could open up wherein business marijuana can be grown.
The proposed ordinance could allow for both indoor and outdoor leisure marijuana cultivation, depending on where on the town a cultivation facility plans to function. Cultivation could no longer be allowed within 500 ft of faculties, daycare facilities, the Camden Snowbowl, Harbor Park, or the library. Cultivation might also not be allowed inside the downtown or village districts.
For a facility to open, the proprietors might need to cross before the zoning board of appeals to obtain a unique exemption.
“I assume Camden, in all fairness, revolutionary on this topic,” Martin said. “It assumes it’s an awesome notion. I assume it’s very considerate.”