First of all, why would a marijuana grower in a residential neighborhood with tons of covenants go on television and brag about making 400K a year growing pot in his basement? Was he high? Really? Now that I have that off my chest, how will this effect real estate values? The media hype and flash will subside and I doubt there will be any lasting effect on home values except for the homes really close to the property. The house will be labeled ” The Pot House” and it will stigmatize the house and possibly those next door to it. Some people aren’t going to care but believe me there are some who will. If I were the neighbor, I’d be pretty upset at Bartkowicz.
NIMBY is a term that most of us are familiar with. ( Not In My Back Yard )
Highlands Ranch Community Association sent me the following email
Reported Marijuana Growing Operation in Highlands Ranch
9News is reporting that there is a medical marijuana growing operation in Highlands Ranch. We understand that this may not be an allowed land use in Higlands Ranch.
If members know where this or other operations of this type are located please contact the HRCA at 303-471-8821 ([email protected]) or the Douglas County Zoning office at 303-660-7497 (www.douglas.co.us).
There are guidelines that regulate home businesses in Highlands Ranch. Home businesses are allowed under our covenants if they are professional in nature (they don’t create excess traffic or parking issues to be noticeable on the exterior, etc.).
Section 2.13 of the RIG’s deals with Business Activity from a Residence and refers to
Section 4.2 of the Supplemental Declaration. Residential Use. An Owner of a Residential Site in annexed property may use his Dwelling Unit for professional of other home occupations as long as there is no external evidence thereof and no unreasonable inconvenience to the neighbors is created.
All businesses in Highlands Ranch should be licensed and follow the necessary requirements by Douglas County Zoning. Douglas County Zoning Department – Home based Businesses can be reached at 303-660-7497.
Looks like they got a bunch of complaints from the concerned residents of Highlands Ranch
Medical Dispensary Set to Open in Highlands Ranch?
According to 7 News a local chiropractor in Highlands Ranch has applied for a dispensary permit for his location in Highlands Ranch. It would be the first medical marijuana dispensary in Douglas County. This will be interesting to see how it plays out in both the media and legally. I personally would not like to see this in my back yard. The whole argument that it is a matter of convenience is a sham. From what I have heard, a card carrying member can get their medicine delivered straight to their door and never leave the sofa. Kind of like ordering pizza when you get the munchies right?
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