Last summer, Dogpatch Neighborhood Association (DNA) member, Constans Channon, and Friends of Potrero Hill (FOPH), an organization located at 1060a Tennessee Street, formally requested that the City’s Board of Appeals (BoA) halt development of a proposed medical cannabis nursery, to be sited at 1025 Tennessee Street, currently a one story, 9,550 square foot warehouse. As a result of their intervention, the Department of Building Inspection (DBI) suspended a permit application, filed by Potrero Nuevo Ventures, LLC (PNV), to modify the industrial space. BoA will hold a hearing on November 8 to consider the matter.
According to Jared Doumani, DNA treasurer, following Channon’s and FOPH’s entreaties, PNV representative Robert Watson attended a DNA meeting to discuss concerns that nursery operations would trigger unpleasant noise and smells. “A number of the neighbors really felt that the facility was a bad idea for a number of reasons,” said Doumani. “There’s one particular grow house in the neighborhood, at 1405 Indiana Street, that has a very strong odor…members expressed concerns about safety too. The property is near two preschools, La Scuola and Friends of