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File #: 21-683    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/16/2021 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 7/22/2021 Final action:
Title: 9:10 A.M. Public Hearing to consider a Parcel Map (PM 20-23) to divide a 406.69 acre property to create three new parcels. Applicant / Owner: Langtry Farms LP. Location: 21700 and 22000 Butts Canyon Road, Middletown, CA; APNs: 014-310-08, 014-320-06 and 014-330-08. (Eric Porter)
Sponsors: Community Development
Attachments: 1. PM 20-23 Langtry Farms V2, 2. Attachment 1 vicinity map, 3. Attachment 2 Parcel Map, 4. Attachment 3 COAs, 5. Attachment 4 agency comments
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TO: Planning Commission

FROM: Carol Huchingson, County Administrative Officer
David Boesch, Managing Consultant

Prepared by Eric Porter, Associate Planner

DATE: July 22, 2021

SUBJECT: Langtry Farms Parcel Map, PM 20-23; Categorical Exemption to CEQA

Supervisorial District 5

ATTACHMENTS: 1. Vicinity Map
2. Tentative Parcel Map
3. Proposed Conditions of Approval
4. Agency Comments


On October 21, 2020, the applicant Langtry Farms (Guenoc Winery) submitted an application for a three (3) parcel land division. The 406.69 acre property would be divided into three parcels. Parcel X would be 68.61 acres; Parcel Y would be 107.94 acres, and Parcel Z would be 230.14 acres. The property currently contains a vineyard; one single family dwelling, several small sheds, a well for potable water, and several internal driveway. No plans for development are proposed by the applicant, and the site has been significantly disturbed over the past several decades by the use of the property as a vineyard. A private road, 'Guenoc Ranch Road', travels through the site and intersects with Guenoc Valley Road, eventually connecting with Butts Canyon Road (public road).


Staff recommends that the Planning Commission take the following actions:

A. Adopt a Categorical Exemption for Parcel Map, PM 20-23 with the following findings:

1. There is no new development proposed or contemplated by the developer.
2. There has been no substantial change in circumstances resulting in new significant environmental impacts.
3. No new information of substantial importance to the project has become available.
4. The project will not result in a substantial environmental impact.
B. Approve Parcel Map PM 20-23 with the following findings:

1. This project is consistent with the Lake County General Plan, Lake County Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 17 (Subdivisions) of the Lake County Code, and the Middletown ...

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