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File #: 21-1093    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/22/2021 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 10/28/2021 Final action:
Title: 9:10 A.M. Public Hearing to consider approving Modification (MMU 21-22) of original Use Permit UP 18-35. . Applicant/Owner: Green Bear Farms Cali LLC / Wais Amin. Proposed Project: Amendment to original canopy / cultivation area; sixteen (16) additional greenhouses, and one A-Type 13 Self Distribution license to allow legal transport of cannabis to and from the site. Location: 4680 Clark Drive, Kelseyville, CA. (Eric Porter)
Sponsors: Community Development
Attachments: 1. MMU 21-22 SR FINAL, 2. Attachment 1 vicinity map, 3. Attachment 2 Orig COAs, 4. Attachment 3 COAs addendum, 5. Attachment 4 Agency Comments, 6. Attachment 5 revised site plans, 7. Attachment 6a IS addendum, 8. Attachment 6b memo to Clearinghouse re change of scope, 9. Attachment 6c revised scope, 10. Attachment 7 water availability analysis, 11. Memo CEQA MMU 21-22
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TO: Planning Commission

FROM: Mary Darby, Community Development Director
Prepared by: Eric Porter, Associate Planner

DATE: October 28, 2021

RE: Green Bear Cali LLC; Amendment (MMU 21-22) to an approved Use Permit (UP 18-35) for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation and Initial Study (IS 18-43).

Supervisor District 5

ATTACHMENTS: 1. Vicinity Map
2. Conditions of Approval - Original
3. Conditions of Approval - Modification
4. Agency Comments
5. Revised Site Plan
6. Initial Study (IS 18-43) Addendum
7. Water Availability Analysis


On March 28, 2019, the Planning Commission approved Use Permit UP 18-35 on the subject site (Attachment 2). The original use permit approval was for 49,728 square feet of Mixed-light cultivation area comprised of 46,080 square feet of canopy area within (20) 2,304 sq. ft. greenhouses; a 3,000 sq. ft. metal processing building, two existing 330 sq. ft. covered workstations, and a 1,460 sq. ft. greenhouse for immature canopy. The site uses an existing permitted groundwater well, and a drip-micro spray irrigation system for water conservation. Please see Attachment 7.

On July 9, 2021, the County received an application for an Amendment to Major Use Permit, (file no. MMU 21-22, amending file no. UP 18-35; please see Attachment 3) that shows an amended canopy area of 27,900 sq. ft. of total canopy area within the twenty existing flowering greenhouses. The Minor Modification application adds an additional thirteen (13) 2,304 sq. ft. flowering greenhouses, each with 1,395 sq. ft. of canopy, plus three additional immature plant greenhouses. The thirteen flowering greenhouses would add an additional 18,135 sq. ft. of canopy area, bringing the total proposed canopy area to 46,035 sq. ft. The original cultivation area would remain at 49,728 sq. ft. of taxable Mixed-light area. The proposed Mixed-light canopy area of 46,035 sq. ft. is allowed on the 54.6 acre property per Article 27(at) su...

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