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File #: 21-481    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: 9:35 a.m. Public Hearing to consider a Major Use Permit (UP 20-01) to consider approval of a commercial cannabis cultivation project on a 20+ acre property, and consideration of adopting a Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS 20-01) on Thursday May 27, 2021, 9:35 a.m., in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, 255 N. Forbes Street, Lakeport, California. Applicant / Owner: Stella Green 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: 5808 Highland Springs Road, Lakeport, CA; APN: 008-044-24. Environmental Evaluation: Mitigated Negative Declaration.
Sponsors: Community Development
Attachments: 1. Stella Green FINAL, 2. Attachment 1 vicinity map, 3. Attachment 2 site plans, 4. Attachment 3 PMP, 5. Attachment 4a agency comments, 6. Attachment 4b agency comments, 7. Attachment 5 COA, 8. Attachment 6 IS, 9. Attachment 7 public comments
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TO: Planning Commission

FROM: Scott DeLeon, Community Development Director

Prepared by: Eric Porter, Associate Planner

DATE: May 27, 2021

RE: Stella Green Farms LLC; Major Use Permit (UP 20-01) and Initial Study (IS 20-01)

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 20-26
7. Public Comments


The applicant is requesting a major use permit for one (1) A-Type 3 "medium outdoor" license consisting of 46,120 square feet (sq. ft.) of cultivation area, and an A-Type 13 Self Distribution license, however the property is located less than 1000 feet from an established non-cannabis agricultural use and is within a mapped Farmland Protection Area. The applicant has indicated that she will transition to an A-Type 3B 'medium mixed light' license inside of greenhouses within two years of the date of this approval. The property is located at 5805 Highland Springs Road, Lakeport, and is APN: 008-044-24. In addition to the A-Type 3/3B and Type 13 licenses, the applicant is proposing:
* (1) 60' x 40' drying building
* (3) 2500 gallon water tanks
* (1) 36' x 90' drying building (existing)
* (1) 200 sq. ft. shed
* Drip irrigation system
* Above-ground fabric pots
The total proposed cultivation area is 46,120 sq. ft., and the proposed canopy area was estimated to be 43,560 sq. ft. in total area, however because the site is located less than 1000 feet from other established non-cannabis agricultural uses and is required to be inside of greenhouses within two (2) years of the date of approval. The applicant has stated that she will transition into greenhouses within two (2) years as required by Ordinance 3103. The total proposed cultivation area under consideration will be about 24,400 sq. ft., and the total canopy area will be 22,000 sq. ft following the two year transition period.

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