The third marijuana business in three weeks has been approved by the city of Bellevue, according to permitting documents.
Higher Leaf, a proposed cannabis retail store in Eastgate, has been approved with conditions. The site is on a .47-acre lot on the corner of Southeast 30th Place and 156th Avenue Southeast. With the exception of a Starbucks Coffee location directly south, the location is surrounded by Office and Office and Limited Business zoning restrictions. The site itself is zoned as Community Business.
The building previously housed a medical office and meets all standards for 1,000-foot separation between marijuana businesses and schools, parks, child care centers, playgrounds and libraries, among others.
No major changes to the building’s exterior are planned.
In the preceding weeks a grow operation was approved in the Richards valley area and another retailer was approved in Factoria, even after a city council mandate limiting the growth of the cannabis industry in the city for six months.
All three businesses had submitted permits before the moratorium.