5538 ND; Conditonal Use Permit No. 51, Map 165; Wat Phra That Bua-luang Thai Meditation Center


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
5538 ND; Conditonal Use Permit No. 51, Map 165; Wat Phra That Bua-luang Thai Meditation Center
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Residential - Estate 2 1/2 acres - RS (Residential Suburban Combining District) - GTASCP Designation 5.6/2/1 Minimum 2.5 acres.
Document Description
The project site consists of a 4.93-acre parcel of record located on the south side of State Route 202, overlooking the Brite Valley. The site is currently developed with a mobile home that will remain onsite and continue to be used as a residence by monks. There is also a 1,080 metal building that is used for a shrine on the property. The applicant is requesting approval of a conditional use permit to allow construction of a 7,200-square-foot meditation and community center. As proposed, the center will contain the following amenities: a meeting hall, a multipurpose room that will occasionally be used as a dormitory space, and four rooms for housing individual students for overnight stays for small meditation retreats. The center will include a kitchenette for tea and coffee service, and two large restrooms with showering facilities.

Contact Information

James Golden
Agency Name
Kern County Planning and Community Development
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
North of the intersection of Cummings Valley Road & Highway 202
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 202
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Cummings Valley

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 Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (Religious Organization-4.93-acres-Meditation School)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Population/Housing, Public Services, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, GHG

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