Kevin Santos is seeking a Minor Use Permit from the County of Lake for a proposed commercial cannabis cultivation operation at 11407 Elk Mountain Road near Upper Lake, California on Lake County APN 002-048-50 (Project Property/Parcel), composed of three A – Type 1C “Specialty Cottage” Mixed-Light Tier 1 cultivation areas with A-Type 13 Distributor Transport Only, Self-Distribution. Current and previous land uses of the project property are/were rural residential and agriculture (organic walnut orchard). The project property is currently improved with a groundwater well, a single family residence, a 616 ft2 accessory structure containing a 2,500-gallon fire water storage tank, a ~2,500 ft2 Ag shop, and two 3,000 ft2 greenhouse structures. The proposed cultivation operation will consist of four 3,000 ft2 greenhouse structures, a 1,000 ft2 wooden cannabis drying area, a 500 ft2 wooden processing area, a 100 ft2 wooden pesticides & agricultural chemicals storage area, and an additional 2,500-gallon metal fire water storage tank on a concrete slab. The proposed cultivation areas will be located within greenhouse structures, composed of steel frames with 6-mil polyethylene film coverings and polycarbonate covered end walls, and encircled with 6-foot tall chain-link fences. Three of the existing/proposed greenhouse structures will each contain 2,496 ft2 of canopy (7,488 ft2 total), and a fourth proposed greenhouse structure will contain 3,000 ft2 of immature plant area. The growing medium of the proposed cultivation areas will be an imported organic soil mixture in plastic nursery pots and wood-framed planting beds, with drip and micro-spray irrigation systems.