Hilmar Cheese Company Facility Expansion Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Merced County
Document Title
Hilmar Cheese Company Facility Expansion Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agriculture/A-1 General Agriculture/Agriculture (A)
Document Description
The proposed project consists of an application for a modification to existing CUP #08-011 to allow for the expansion of an existing facility located at 9001 North Lander Avenue in Hilmar, CA. The project also includes a sphere of influence amendment and an annexation of the southern portion of the project site to be included within the Hilmar County Water District (involving only the 34 acre parcel located south of August Road). The project site consists of the existing HCC facility and agricultural land. The proposed project consists of two new administration buildings, a cream processing facility, expansion of the existing cold storage building, a solar facility, a stormwater retention pond, wet well, parking, expansion of existing renewable energy recovery system, relocated stormwater retention pond, pedestrian crossing, and relocated driveway.

Contact Information

David Gilbert
Agency Name
Merced County Planning and Community Development Dept
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Lander, August
Total Acres
Parcel #
045-140-066, 045-140-086, 045-149
State Highways
SR 165
Hilmar High; Elim ES
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Hilmar

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT)
Development Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 349,000, Acres 123, Employees 83)
Local Actions
Use Permit, Annexation
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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