Ashby Road Cannabis Campus

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Shasta Lake
Document Title
Ashby Road Cannabis Campus
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use

Document Description
Ashby Road Cannabis Campus – Manzanita Ranch Estates, LLC (MRE) proposes to develop a commercial cannabis cultivation, distribution, and manufacturing operation (Project) at the site, identified as Shasta County APNs 006-020-056 and 006-020-057, located off of Ashby Road in the City of Shasta Lake, California. The proposed project will consist of two, Type 3, Tier 2 “Medium Mixed-Light” cultivation areas, an up to 10,080 square foot distribution facility, and an up to 20,000 square foot non-volatile manufacturing facility. Access roads will be installed providing vehicular access to the project area at the site, entering the site off of Ashby Road near the southeastern portion of the site. Each proposed cultivation area will be comprised of six 5,040 square foot cultivation facilities on concrete slabs with metal and polycarbonate roofing and walls. One proposed cultivation area will be located on each parcel comprising the site. The proposed distribution facility will be comprised of two, 5,040 square foot buildings on a concrete slab with insulated metal roofs and walls. One of the 5,040 square foot buildings of the distribution facility will be primarily used for processing raw cannabis material (drying, curing, trimming, grading, and packaging cannabis into large batches for testing), and the other will be primarily used for cannabis product distribution activities (storing, testing, packaging, labeling, transferring, and transporting). The proposed manufacturing facility will consist of an up to 20,000 square foot metal building on a concrete slab, and will be primarily used for non-volatile cannabis manufacturing activities (extraction, infusion, testing, packaging, and labeling). MRE plans to develop the proposed cannabis cultivation, distribution, and manufacturing operation in two phases. Phase one will be preparation and construction of the proposed cultivation and distribution facilities on APN 006-020-056; phase two will be the preparation and construction of the proposed cultivation and manufacturing facilities on APN 006-020-057. The Project would be accessed via the proposed 24-foot wide paved access road off of Ashby Road. The proposed access road would completely bisect the site, connecting the industrial parcels north and west of the Project to Ashby Road. All site developments, including access roads and parking areas, will be located at a distance of 50 feet or greater from the top of bank of Churn Creek North Branch. The installation and maintenance of barrier fencing along the 50-foot development setback buffer from site developments to the top of bank of Churn Creek North Branch will establish protection of riparian forest associated with Churn Creek North Branch during site developments. An undetermined number of trees are proposed to be removed as a result of the proposed project. Tree protection measures will be implemented at the site to protect the trees to be preserved and tree replacement is proposed for the trees to be removed. A Tree Removal and Replacement Plan will be in compliance with the City Shasta Lake Tree Conservation Ordinance Chapter 12.36. A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) has been prepared and submitted for review and approval to the State of California Water Resources Control Board. The SWPPP will be implemented prior to commencing construction activities at the site. As part of SWPPP and pre-field activities, adequate erosion and sediment controls will be installed and maintained during construction activities. The project will avoid the archeological preservation area

Contact Information
Peter Bird
City of Shasta Lake
Lead/Public Agency
4477 Main Street
Shasta Lake, CA 96019

Phone : (530) 275-7416

Manzanita Ranch Estates/Vito Chimienti
Project Applicant


40°40'24.15"N 122°22'56.22"W
Shasta Lake
Cross Streets
Arlene Court and Woodley Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
006-020-056 and 006-020-057
State Highways
Gateway Unified School District
Churn Creek North Branch

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Industrial (Commercial Cannabis)(Sq. Ft. 90,000 , Acres 12.86, Employees 25-40)
Local Action
Use Permit Grading Permit Design Review
Project Issues
Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Hazards & Hazardous Materials Noise Tribal Cultural Resources Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) 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 Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Stewardship Council Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality Department of Toxic Substances Control California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
07-29-2020 Ashby Geotechnical Report 056 & 057   PDF 6226 K AIR QUALITY AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION ANALYSIS   PDF 3521 K ARBORIST PAGES Updated   PDF 232 K Arborist Report   PDF 39918 K Archaeological Inventory Survey   PDF 8433 K Ashby Hydrology Report July 2020   PDF 9985 K Ashby Rd Cannabis TIS 20200727 v2 TRAFFIC   PDF 10070 K Ashby Road SWPPP [056&057]   PDF 1627 K Biological for City of Shasta Lake - Cannabis Campus, Ashby   PDF 6589 K Initial Study - MND Ashby Cannabis   PDF 549 K NOI-MND and PH Notice - Ashby Cannabis Campus   PDF 78 K Noise Pollution Analysis   PDF 629 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 584 K
NOC Ashby 8-17-2020   PDF 234 K
State Comments
2020080262_CDFW Comment   PDF 370 K 2020080262_DTSC Comment   PDF 246 K

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