Yesterday the Bristol Planning Commission voted 5-1 and the Bristol City Council voted unanimously to advance Dharma’s request for a special exception permit to allow Dharma Pharmaceuticals to operate in Bristol.
Dharma appreciates the work of both the Planning Commission and City Council and their support during this process to create a new industry in Bristol.
With this special exception permit, Dharma Pharmaceuticals can now begin development at its originally intended location in the Bristol Mall’s former JCPenney store. While an additional special exception permit was granted yesterday, Dharma Pharmaceuticals is not planning to develop the vacant lot site.
As required by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy, Dharma Pharmaceuticals will be operational by the end of 2019.