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File #: 21-480    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: 9:30 a.m. Public Hearing to consider a Major Use Permit (UP 19-15) to consider approval of a commercial cannabis cultivation project on a 41+ acre property, and consideration of adopting a Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS 19-27) on Thursday May 27, 2021, 9:30 a.m., in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, 255 N. Forbes Street, Lakeport, California. Applicant / Owner: Legendary Farms LLC. Proposed Project: One (1) A-Type 3 medium outdoor cannabis cultivation licenses requesting 43,560 sq. ft. of cannabis canopy area and one (1) A-Type 13 self-distribution license. Location: 2290 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport, CA; APN: 008-010-29. Environmental Evaluation: Mitigated Negative Declaration.
Sponsors: Community Development
Attachments: 1. V2 Legendary SR, 2. Attachment 1 vicinity map, 3. Attachment 2 site plan, 4. Attachment 3 PMP, 5. Attachment 4 agency comments, 6. Attachment 5 COA, 7. Attachment 6 IS, 8. Attachment 7 public comments
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Memorandum


STAFF REPORT

TO: Planning Commission

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

DATE: May 27, 2021

RE: Legendary Farms; Major Use Permit (UP 19-15) and Initial Study (IS 19-27)

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 19-27
7. Public Comments

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The applicant is requesting a major use permit for (1) A-Type 3 (medium outdoor) cultivation area consisting of up to 65,000 square feet (sq. ft.) of cultivation area, and an A-Type 13 Self Distribution license, however given the location of the site within the mapped Farmland Protection Area, this license will change to one (1) A-Type 3B license within two years of use permit approval, and the allowable canopy area will be reduced to 22,000 sq. ft. following the license change. The applicant has also applied for one A-Type 13 Self Distribution license. The property is located at 2290 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport, and is APN: 008-010-29.

Staff is recommending Approval with Conditions of UP 19-15.

II. RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the Planning Commission:

A. Adopt mitigated negative declaration (IS 19-27) for Use Permit (UP 19-15) with the following findings:

1. Potential environmental impacts related to aesthetics can be mitigated to less than significant levels with the inclusion of mitigation measures AES-1 and AES-2.

2. Potential environmental impacts related to air quality can be mitigated to less than significant levels with the inclusion of mitigation measures AQ-1, AQ-2, AQ-3, AQ-4, AQ-5, AQ-6 and AQ-7.

3. Potential environmental impacts related to Biological Resources can be mitigated to less than significant impacts with the inclusion of mitigation measures BIO-1, BIO-2, BIO-3 and BIO-4.

4. Potential environmental impacts related to Cultural / Tribal resources can be mitigated to...

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