Golden Roots Nursery proposes to establish a Tissue Culture Nursery and a Genetics Breeding use under State License Type 4 at 2854 Niagara Ave (the former Sakata facility) in the Colusa Industrial Park. Approximately half of the existing 9,450 sq.ft. building would be used for the tissue culture nursery and cloning facility in Phase 1. The remaining area of the building (approximately 4,732 sq.ft.) would be used to produce larger ''Teen" plants (up to 24" tall) in the future as Phase 2. The proposed use is a reuse of the existing building involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that which previously existed.
Zoning for the property is Heavy Industrial (M-2). The proposed project is utilizing an existing building with only minor interior and exterior improvements to accommodate the proposed nursery facility. No hazardous materials would be used. Operationally, the proposed use is consistent with the nature of the previous use and would involve limited employee and truck traffic of less intensity than other surrounding uses and other uses allowed by right within the zoning district.