BRIDGEPORT — A business owned by a well-known local family is seeking to overturn the first zoning permit issued here for growing legalized marijuana.

In late July 141 North Avenue LLC received the zoning commission’s approval to establish a cannabis cultivation and production facility at that address.

At that same meeting zoning commission members also amended Bridgeport’s land use regulations to allow cannabis retailers to seek permits for high traffic commercial areas. The North Avenue business had applied under the more limited rules that at that time treated the burgeoning recreational pot industry as an adult use like strip clubs and confined applications to industrial, out-of-the-way areas of town.

But, according to Joel Green, the lawyer for the company that wants to overturn the zoning approval, that neighborhood is still not an appropriate spot for cannabis cultivation.

Green represents 255 Island Brook LLC, which owns a vacant warehouse at 323 North Ave. According to state business records, 255 Island Brook LLC is affiliated with the Dinardos, well-known property owners in Bridgeport.


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