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File #: 21-684    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: 9:15 A.M. Continuation of Item from the July 8, 2021 Planning Commission Hearing. Public Hearing to consider approving Use Permit UP 21-10. Applicant/Owner: Sourz HVR, Inc./Aviona LLC. The proposed commercial cannabis cultivation operation will be composed of (80) A type 3 outdoor cultivation, (1) type 11 distributor, and (1) A type 4 nursery licenses with a total combined canopy area of 3,485,000 square feet (sf). The proposed project includes 11 buildings totaling 110,000 sf for storage and drying of cannabis. Location: 11650 High Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423, on property consisting of 1,639.96 acres. APNs: 006-004-07, 006-004-25, 006-004-24, 006-004-06, 006-002-04, 006-002-09, 006-009-36. (Katherine Schaefers)
Sponsors: Community Development
Attachments: 1. Staff Report UP 21-10 Sourz HVR 7.22.21 (1), 2. ATTACHMENT 1 - VICINITY MAP (2), 3. ATTACHMENT 2 - PROPERTY MANAGEMENT PLAN (2), 4. ATTACHMENT 3 - AGENCY AND PUBLIC COMMENTARY (2), 5. ATTACHMENT 4 - PROPOSED CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL (Ammended), 6. ATTACHMENT 5 - SITE PLANS (3), 7. ATTACHMENT 6 - BIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT (3), 8. ATTACHMENT 7 - INITIAL STUDY (2), 9. ATTACHMENT 8 - CULTURAL RESOURCES MEMO, 10. ATTACHMENT 9 - TRAFFIC MEMORANDUM, 11. ATTACHMENT 10 - HYDROLOGY MEMORANDUM incl. ORIGINAL WATER REPORT
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Memorandum


STAFF REPORT ADDENDUM

TO: Planning Commission
FROM: Community Development Department
Prepared by: KS
DATE: July 22, 2021
RE: SourzHVR Inc; Major Use Permit (UP 21-10), Initial Study (IS 21-10), Mitigated Negative Declaration
Supervisor District 3

ATTACHMENTS: 1. Vicinity Map
2. Property Management Plan
3. Agency and Public Commentary
4. Proposed Conditions of Approval [UPDATED]
5. Site Plans
6. Biological Assessment
7. Initial Study (IS 21-10)
8. Cultural Resources Memorandum
9. Traffic Memorandum
10. Hydrology Memorandum
I. ADDENDUM SUMMARY
File no. UP 21-10 went before the Planning Commission on July 8, 2021. The hearing was continued to July 22, 2021 to give the applicant an opportunity to provide the requested information in regards to biological resource floristic surveys, cultural resources, traffic, and hydrology, and CDFW/Lake County Grading Ordinance violations. Below is a brief summary of the applicant's response. Full information may be found in Attachments 8-10.
a) Biological Resource Floristic Surveys (Please refer to Attachment 6)
Sequoia Ecological Consulting, Inc. performed the initial Biological survey on September 28th/ 29th 2020. Based on past agricultural practices, and the lack of suitable habitat present during the site visit, the biologists determined that special status plant species are not expected to occur within the area of potential impact. Figure 9 on pg. 28 of the Biological Assessment (Attachment 6) shows that the area of impact will occur in Agricultural habitat. When Agricultural land has been heavily impacted by practices such as disking, tilling, or farming, the potential for special status species to be present is low. Follow-up faunal surveys were performed, and mitigation measures had been correspondingly included in the environmental review and the Conditions of Approval, as was presented during the July 8th Planning Commission meeting.
b) Cultural Resources Survey Area (Please refer to Attachment 8)
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