But it will likely be weeks, maybe even months, before Curaleaf Edgewater Park will open because it needs a much bigger parking lot, according to the land use attorney and engineer for Edgewater Park Township.
Attorney Tom Coleman, who represents the Edgewater Park Land Use Board, said although the medical dispensary had its municipal approvals memorialized on April 21 by the local board, Curaleaf still needed “to perfect” its site plans in accordance with the township’s conditional approval.
Coleman said Curaleaf approached the township in 2020 regarding the site — a former 8,000 square foot gym that it converted into a medical dispensary at 4237 US-130 South, Edgewater Park in Burlington County.
“Two years ago they agreed that if they ever decided to sell recreational cannabis, they would come back to the board and get site plan approvals,” Coleman told NJ Cannabis Insider.
“They came back with a wonderful site plan in March (2022). In New Jersey, when you get approval from a land use board, it’s not memorialized until the following month. We did that on April 21, we memorialized their approval,” said Coleman.
“They’re right. They have an approval,” Coleman continued. “But now they have to satisfy all the conditions: They have to build the parking lot; they have to put lights in; they have to build the (drainage) basins.”