A Special Permit to Legitimatize an Existing Quasi-Public "Half-Way House" for Up to 25 People.

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
A Special Permit to Legitimatize an Existing Quasi-Public "Half-Way House" for Up to 25 People.
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
PLU: Parcel currently developed with a large two-story rooming house and a smaller dorm building, and a variety of outbuildings and a separate office/storage building. These were all built without permits. On-site water and sewage disposal permits, Building permits and this discretionary Special Permit are all required to bring these structures and the use into compliance with local and State regulations. GPD: Agricultural Lands (AL40). Framework Plan (FRWK). Density: 1 unit per 40 acres. Slope Stability:High and Moderate Instability (2 and 3). Zoning: Ag Exclusive- no further subdivision allowed (AE-B6)
Document Description
A Special Permit to bring an existing land use violation into compliance. The applicants operate the Mountain of Mercy Mission Farm, a Division of Mission Teens, Inc., a "non-profit organization with Christ-centered residential, discipleship training programs..." to help people with life-controlling problems. This site houses adults (18+) for periods of 8 - 10 months for rehabilitation purposes. The center currently has 25 clients on-site along with several staff members. In 2003 the center processed 72 people. The buildings and uses were both established without the benefit of County Review. An SP is required because, although the use is non-profit and may be considered quasi-public under Section 314-85, HCC, the Director found that this particular use required notification of the immediate community, given the fact that the violation stemmed from community concerns. The subject parcel is 52 acres in size and all services are provided for on-site. The HCC Section 311-4 allows for review under the SP process where provisions of the zoning code are unclear.

Contact Information

Alyson Hunter
Agency Name
Humboldt County Community Development Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Mattole Road and Doreen Drive
Parcel #
Mattole River, Dry Creek, various creeks
Other Location Info
Honeydew Area

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency
Development Types
Other (quasi-public use)
Local Actions
Special Permit
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Hydrology/Water Quality, Septic System, Solid Waste, Wildfire

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