Winery and Farm Brewery Zoning Text Amendment Project

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2015072019
Lead Agency
Placer County
Document Title
Winery and Farm Brewery Zoning Text Amendment Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
The proposed project amends the existing Winery Ordinance that regulates wineries in the unincorporated portions of Placer County. All of the existing wineries, and current and pending farm breweries, are located in the western-central portion of the County. The proposed project is a County-wide Zoning Text Amendment and applies to multiple General Plan land use and zoning designations.
Document Description
Note: Extended Review Period The proposed project includes several text amendments to the County's 2008 Winery Ordinance, which regulates wineries in the unincorporated portions of Placer County. The draft Winery and Farm Brewery Ordinance language includes the following substantive changes to the current Winery Ordinance: • Add definition of"Farm Brewery" to the Ordinance • Amend "Winery'' definition to reference appropriate California Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) license • Add definition of"Tasting Room" to the Ordinance • Modify definition of"Event" in the Ordinance • Define new 10-acre minimum parcel size requirements for Production-only Facilities and Tasting Rooms • Create table outlining "Event'' allowances, maximum capacity, and use pennit requirement • Clarify hours of operation of all facilities • Update the potable water standards for facility water systems • Update the wastewater disposal standards for all facilities • Update the standards for facility access roadways • Add "Accessory Use - Restaurant'' as allowable land use subject to CUP The policy focus of the proposed Zoning Text Amendment is to preserve and protect farmland while also enhancing the economic viability of Placer County's agricultural operations and supporting the tenants of agri-tourism, which is a type of tourism that brings visitors directly to a farm or ranch. The Zoning Text Amendment is intended to balance the needs of various stakeholder groups and support the core principle that the primary use of the property is to cultivate and process agriculture in order to make a locally grown and value-added product.

Contact Information

Name
Shirlee Herrington
Agency Name
County of Placer, Community Development Resource Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
Agency Name
County of Placer
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Location

Counties
Placer
Zip
95603
Total Acres
961,280
Parcel #
multiple
State Highways
SR 49, 65, 89, 174, 193, Hwy 80
Railways
Union Pacific Railroad
Airports
Auburn Municipal Airport, Lincol
Schools
multiple
Waterways
Sugar Pine Reservoir, French Meadows Reservoir, Hell Hole Reservoir, Lake Tahoe, Lake Clementine
Township
13N
Range
8E
Section
32
Base
MDBM

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (No direct development)
Local Actions
Zoning Text Amendment
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Noise, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 2, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)

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