The proposed project lies within the jurisdiction of the County of Tulare and is within the Rural Valley Lands Plan Planning Area. It is zoned AE-40 (Exclusive Agriculture - 40 acre minimum). The proposed project site is located outside of the Goshen Urban Development Boundary (UDB) and the Urban Area Boundary (UAB) of the City of Visalia. The Tulare County General Plan Designation is Agricultural. The site is within the designated Airport Safety Zone for the Visalia Municipal Airport.
The applicant is currently operation at the site under a County-issued Temporary Use Permit (PSP 13-005 issued February 19, 2013) and is permitted to produce and distribute up to 3,700 tons/day of asphalt. The Temporary Use Permit restricts the existing operation to supply asphalt materials only for the Road 80 and State Route 99 projects (to be completed by mid-2015) with no provision for additional retail sales. The Applicant is pursuing a Special Use Permit through Tulare County for the following: 1) Permanent establishment of the asphalt batch plant on the existing site; 2) Expansion of the existing operation from 3,700 tons/day to 8,000 tons/day of asphalt; and 3) To conduct retail/commercial sales of asphalt.
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