Approval and Adoption of a MND, Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan, and Plot Plan PP 06-04 for Project Sunfield
Project Sunfield consists of the development of an approximately 179,500 square foot tilt-up concrete building for food processing, office use, and a refrigerated warehouse at 21842 Opportunity Way. The food processing use would involve the cutting, grinding, and packaging of meat products. All products will arrive boxed. Raw material would be a combination of boneless vacuum packed primal cuts and whole chickens. This raw material would be sliced, diced or ground to produce finished retail "shelf ready" products, which would be delivered directly to wholesale customers.
The proposed site formerly accommodated portions of the Arnold Heights military housing tract. This housing was determined to be unsuitable for habitation by both the United States Air Force and the March Joint Powers Authority. The housing was abated of asbestos containing materials and demolished in conformance with the Focused EIR for the Arnold Heights Demolition Project (SCH# 2005081074).
The proposed food processing facility would employ over 400 individuals in three shifts, with approximately 225 people in the day shift and 175 people in the night shift, along with office and administration staff. The third staff would be a cleaning operation (totaling approximately 10 people). Jobs range from human resources, information technology, finance, drivers, new product development, machine operators, technical engineers, line leaders, and semi skilled and skilled processing employees.
To support the proposed food processing operations, the project would include the construction of an anhydrous ammonia refrigeration system. The project includes one diesel emergency generator and one associated underground diesel fuel tank. The maximum number of inbound and outbound trucks would be approximately 10 to 12 trucks per day, equating to a maximum of 24 truck trips per day.