DRC2018-00040 7840 Cougar Ridge LLC (Previously Helios Dayspring)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
DRC2018-00040 7840 Cougar Ridge LLC (Previously Helios Dayspring)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Rural Lands

Document Description
Request from 7840 Cougar Ridge LLC (previously HELIOS DAYSPRING) for a Minor Use Permit (DRC2018-00040) for up to one acre of outdoor (hoop house) cannabis cultivation, 1,000 square feet of ancillary outdoor nursery and up to 4,907 square feet of ancillary processing activities that would include drying, curing and storage on three contiguous parcels totaling approximately 123 acres. The applicant has an existing cannabis cultivation that includes 30,350 square feet of hoop houses, 1,000 square feet of ancillary nursery, three existing structures for drying and curing (640 square feet), five existing storage containers (1,514 square feet), a barn for pesticide and fertilizer storage (235 square feet), and three 10,000-gallon water tanks. The applicant proposes to expand the existing cultivation to include an additional 21,600 square feet of hoop houses, one 170-square foot drying structure, one 170-square foot storage structure, seven new 10,000-gallon water tanks, and conversion of an existing 2,178 square foot garage into a drying room. Overall, the operation will consist of 51,950 square feet of hoop houses and 5,907 square feet of ancillary uses (drying, storage and open nursery). A modification from the fencing standards set forth in Section 22.40.050.D.6 of the County's Land Use Ordinance (LUO) is requested; a modification from the setback standards set forth in Section 22.40.050.D.3.b of the County's LUO is requested to reduce the setback from 300 feet to 158 feet from the northern property line, 154 feet from the eastern property line, and 200 feet from the southern property line. The project is located at 771 O and 7840 Cougar Ridge Way, and 7855 Suey Creek Road in the South County Inland Sub Area of the South County Planning Area.

Contact Information
Eric Hughes
County of San Luis Obispo
976 Osos Street, Room 300
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408-2040

Phone : (805) 781-1591


35°4'55.51"N 120°24'20.23"W
San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
Cougar Ridge Wy/Suey Creek Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
048-151-044, 048-151-037, 048-151-043
Los Berros Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Cannabis Cultivation)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 Department of Food and Agriculture Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water


Environmental Document
ED19-173 o r   PDF 3379 K
NOC   PDF 1205 K

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