Multiple Cannabis Cultivation Facilities in Unincorporated Monterey County

Summary

SCH Number
2020060325
Lead Agency
Monterey County
Document Title
Multiple Cannabis Cultivation Facilities in Unincorporated Monterey County
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
General Plan: Farmlands 40-160 acres; Zoning: Farmlands (F/40)
Document Description
The 45 proposed project sites contain existing greenhouses that were previously used for various agricultural production, including herbs, crops, and cut flowers. The project sites would require commercial cannabis permits to convert and reuse the existing greenhouses and industrial structures for cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, post-harvest production, and distribution. A large portion of the proposed project sites (31) are currently utilizing the existing greenhouses and other structures on the sites for cannabis production. In addition to the 31 sites with existing operational greenhouses, 14 sites would convert existing greenhouses to cannabis production uses. The project would not require demolition of existing facilities or construction of new facilities, as the cannabis operations would use existing greenhouses or buildings. Should any sites require demolition of rebuilding in the future, additional CEQA review may be required when such activities are proposed.

Contact Information

Name
Craig Spencer
Agency Name
County of Monterey
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
Agency Name
County of Monterey
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Location

Cities
Salinas
Counties
Monterey
Cross Streets
Various
Total Acres
699.73
Parcel #
Various
State Highways
101
Railways
UPRR
Schools
Various
Waterways
Salinas River, Alisal Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Convert agricultural production sites to cannabis production)
Local Actions
Use Permit, Other
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Other
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), 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 Quality

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