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File #: 21-479    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/21/2021 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 5/27/2021 Final action:
Title: 9:25 a.m. Public Hearing to consider a Major Use Permit (UP 19-13) to consider approval of a commercial cannabis cultivation project on a 230+ acre property, and consideration of adopting a Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS 19-25) on Thursday May 27, 2021, 9:25 p.m., in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, 255 N. Forbes Street, Lakeport, California. Applicant / Owner: Tiffany Devitt. Proposed Project: Twelve (10) A-Type 3 medium outdoor cannabis cultivation licenses requesting 650,000 sq. ft. of cannabis cultivation area and one (1) A-Type 13 self-distribution license. Location: 2800 Manning Road, Lakeport, CA; APN: 008-009-03. Environmental Evaluation: Mitigated Negative Declaration.
Sponsors: Community Development
Attachments: 1. Devitt SR FINAL, 2. Attachment 1 vicinity map, 3. Attachment 2 revised site plans, 4. Attachment 3 PMP, 5. Attachment 4 agency comments, 6. Attachment 5 COAs 2, 7. Attachment 6 IS, 8. Attachment 7 Public Comments
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TO: Planning Commission

FROM: Scott DeLeon, Interim Community Development Director
Prepared by: Eric Porter, Associate Planner

DATE: May 27, 2021

RE: Kindness Farms / Tiffany Devitt; Major Use Permit (UP 19-13) and Initial Study (IS 19-25)

Supervisor District 4

ATTACHMENTS: 1. Vicinity Map
2. Site Plans
3. Property Management Plan
4. Agency Comments
5. Proposed Conditions of Approval
6. Initial Study IS 19-25
7. Public Comments


Project Overview

The applicant is requesting a major use permit for ten (10) A-Type 3 (medium outdoor) cultivation area consisting of up to 650,000 square feet (sq. ft.) of cultivation area, however given the location of the site within the mapped Farmland Protection Area, this license will change to ten (10) A-Type 3B licenses within two years of use permit approval, and the allowable canopy area will be reduced to 22,000 sq. ft. per license following the license change; and an A-Type 13 Self Distribution license. The property is located at 2800 Manning Road, Lakeport, and is APN: 008-009-03.

Project History

This application was originally submitted by a different cultivator on May 1, 2020; however the original cultivator did not pass live scan, and the present applicant took over the application in Fall 2020.

In December 2020, the applicant applied for a variance to allow outdoor cultivation to occur on an area that is mapped as 'high value farmland'. On May 25, 2021, the Board of Supervisors allowed for limited duration outdoor cultivation that was required to transition to greenhouse cultivation within several years of use permit approval if the application was determined to be complete on or before December 15, 2020. This application, minus the variance burden of proof, was complete before December 15, 2020. The variance is no longer required based on Ord. no. 3103, the 'transition ordinance for outdoor cannabis in high value farmland (Farmland Protection Zoned-ma...

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