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.
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