Friday, July 5, 2019
Mayor Sarno Announces First Round Recreational Marijuana Selections
Springfield, MA – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stated, "First of all, many thanks to our whole Internal Review Committee, especially to Assistant City Solicitor and City Council Attorney Tasheena Davis, independent expert consultant Atty. Julie Steiner, Chief of Staff Tom Ashe and City Councilor Tracye Whitfield for their many hours of complete and thorough work. Based on the Review Committee’s recommendation, which considered criteria regarding traffic congestion, public safety, financial wherewithal, non-adverse effects to our neighborhoods/business district areas, proper land use issues, geographical issues and our sensitivity to diversity aspects, I have selected the following four entities to move forward in this first round:
INSA – 122 West Columbus Avenue
Holistic Industries – 1300 Boston Road
6 Bricks LLC – 250 Albany Street
311 Page Boulevard LLC – 311 Page Boulevard
"I will now start negotiations with each of these entities on a Host Community Agreement to then be sent to our City Council for their review and approval. If and when approved, it will then go to the State Cannabis Commission for even more vetting, especially on finances for their approval or disapproval."
City of Springfield Request For Qualifications/Proposals Process for Marijuana Establishments
The City of Springfield utilized a Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals to obtain information and qualify Marijuana Establishment Applicants for the purpose of negotiating and executing a Host Community Agreement for the development, construction and operation of a Marijuana Establishment within the City in accordance with applicable laws and regulations (G.L. c. 94G, §3; 935 CMR 500.101). The RFQ/RFP was intended to provide a public selection process, but is not issued pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws, c. 30B.
Proposers are prohibited from communicating directly with any employee of the City regarding this RFQ/P and no other individual or City representative is authorized to provide any information or respond to any question or inquiry concerning this RFQ/P.