The Rise cannabis dispensary in Mundelein would more than triple in size under a proposed expansion plan.

Owned by Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries, Rise operates in a roughly 4,000-square-foot building at 1325 Armour Blvd. The chain has 31 stores in nine states, and the Mundelein dispensary is the highest-volume shop, according to its website.

The company wants to expand the store to include a vacant, 10,000-square-foot building just south of Rise at 1570 Baskin Road and build a connection between the two structures.

If the project progresses, the resulting building will be more than 14,700 square feet, Mundelein Planner Colleen Malec said.

Bolchazy Carducci Publishers was the last tenant at the Baskin Road address. It relocated to Wauconda.

If approved, the expanded store will have more points of sale for customers and staff, said Tom Burney, Green Thumb’s attorney, during a village planning and zoning commission meeting this week.

A construction timetable wasn’t immediately available, but Malec said company officials have requested a building permit and hope to break ground as soon as possible.

                                            

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