City of Berkley Marihuana Update - December 6, 2021

Media contacts: Torri Mathes, City of Berkley; 248-658-3333; 

Berkley, MI – December 6, 2021 – Berkley City Manager conducted a scoring hearing for application PMA20-0002 (also known as Bud McCool’s) on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 10 AM at City Hall (3338 Coolidge Hwy)

Following the scoring, the applicant submitted their permitted appeal to the Hearing Officer. The appeals hearing is scheduled for Friday, December 10, 2021, at 10 AM located at the City Council Chambers (3338 Coolidge Hwy.)

At the appeals hearing, the applicant will be able to speak and rebut their scores and City administrators will answer any questions the Hearing Officer may have. The public is also welcome to attend. Following the hearing, Hearing Officer Need will review all written and verbal statements and make an updated recommendation to all parties. 

The next steps are as follows:

December 2021 to January/February 2022 (Tentative Schedule)**

  • Appeals Hearing to be held by the Hearing Officer on December 10, 2021.
  • Recommendation from Hearing Officer due to City Council, City administration, and prospective Marihuana business license applicants.
  • Recommendations from the Hearing Officer will be considered at a regular meeting of the City Council (Tentatively scheduled at the beginning of the new year, 2022). 

**In order to ensure that all processes are complete and without complication, the appeal process will take place before any development plans can be submitted for site plan review by the Planning Commission.

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