Greensburg City Council unanimously approved a site plan for a medical marijuana dispensary on East Pittsburgh Street on Monday, clearing the way for developers’ second attempt at building Westmoreland County’s only dispensary.
Council approved the original proposal by Keystone Integrated Care in September, with the expectation that construction would start soon. However, the design would have been too expensive to build, Keystone Integrated Care founder Thomas Perko said.
The design was created by developer Blasier Urban LLC, which was unable to meet the budget set by Keystone, Perko said.
Keystone dropped Blasier and developed a new proposal in-house, with assistance from architecture firm AE Works, contractor PW Campbell and civil engineer Morris Knowles.
“They basically started over again with a new design on the same site,” Greensburg Planning Director Barbara Ciampini said. “It’s great we’re very excited.”
“We will start (demolition) as soon as we are issued permits, as early as next week,” Perko said.
Two vacant buildings will be demolished to make way for the dispensary.
If all goes well, the dispensary will open in August, he said.