DRC2018-00176 Balakian & AT&T Mobility Conditional Use Permit (ED20-142)

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
DRC2018-00176 Balakian & AT&T Mobility Conditional Use Permit (ED20-142)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
SVP Winery LLC/Sam Balakian & AT&T Mobility
Present Land Use

Document Description
Hearing to consider a request by Sam Balakian and AT&T Mobility for a Conditional Use Permit (DRC2018-00176) to allow for the construction and operation of a wireless communications facility consisting of eight (8) panel antennas, thirty-six (36) remote radio units, six (6) surge suppression units, two (2) dish antennas and associated equipment and hardware, all within a new 80-foot tall faux monopine tree to be located within a 24-foot 8-inch by 24-foot 8-inch lease area, surrounded by an 8-foot tall wooden fence enclosure. The enclosed lease area also includes a 90-square-foot concrete pad with equipment shelter, A.C. unit and a backup emergency generator. The project will result in the total site disturbance of 5,316.5-square-feet (0.12-acres) of a 37.73-acre parcel. The proposed project is within the Agriculture land use category and is located at 1010 Truesdale Road, approximately 0.7 miles south west of the community of Shandon. The site is in the Shandon-Carrizo Sub Area of the North County Planning Area. This Mitigated Negative Declaration (“MND”) was sent to the State Clearing House (California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research) on November 27, 2019 (SCH#2019110571) and is being recirculated to modify the project location and type of design. The project was heard before the Planning Commission on January 9, 2020 and was continued to allow the applicant time to provide an alternative onsite location for the wireless facility. This MND contains a revised project description and alternative location to change the design from a 50-foot faux water tank to an 80-foot faux monopine tree. The new location proposed is 45 feet west of the onsite residence. The proposed project will result in the disturbance, by approximately 2,000-square-feet. The Aesthetic Resources section describes the new design and includes mitigation measures to ensure the monopine looks real and blends in with the surrounding vegetation. The recirculated document contains amendments to Air Quality, Biological Resources, Hydrology and Water Quality, and Utilities and Services in response to the design changes.

Contact Information
Adam Orta
County of San Luis Obispo Department of Planning and Building
976 Osos Street Room 300
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Phone : (805) 781-4573


35°38'33.6732"N 120°22'46.1382"W
San Luis Obispo
Southern California Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Truesdale Road and Starkey Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Shandon Joint Unified School District
San Juan Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Commercial (1380 Sq. Ft., 00.3 Acres, 0 Employees) Other (Wireless Communications Facility)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Biological Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights


Environmental Document
_2019110571 Memo   PDF 570 K 01_OPR Summary Form DRC2018-00176   PDF 577 K 03_NegDecCoversheet   PDF 157 K 04_Revised IS MND DRC2018-00176 AT&T Balakian   PDF 4198 K 04_Revised IS MND DRC2018-00176 AT&T Balakian   PDF 4189 K 05_Attachments   PDF 7963 K
02_SCH-NOC Forms   PDF 258 K 02_SCH-NOC Forms Revised   PDF 258 K

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