DRC2019-00189 Estrella River Farms LLC Minor Use Permit (ED20-175)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
DRC2019-00189 Estrella River Farms LLC Minor Use Permit (ED20-175)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
A request by Estrella River Farms LLC for a Minor Use Permit (DRC2019-00189) to allow for the phased establishment of 3 acres of outdoor cannabis cultivation area within hoop structures on two parcels, totaling 79 acres. The project includes the use of an existing 2,170-square-foot structure for office and security monitoring uses. The project would result in approximately 130,680 square feet (3 acres) of site disturbance. Proposed earthwork would be limited to the installation of fencing and improvements to the existing driveway approach. The project would require the modification of the fencing standards set forth in LUO Section 22.40.050 to allow for the use of livestock fencing with no-climb mesh wiring and barbed wire to enclose four of the five cultivation areas. The project site is located within the Agriculture land use designation at 5165 Estrella River Road, approximately 1 mile northwest of the community of Whitley Gardens and 4 miles east of the city of Paso Robles in the El Pomar-Estrella subarea of the North County Planning Area.

Contact Information

Eric Hughes
Agency Name
County of San Luis Obispo Department of Planning and Building
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Estrella River Farms LLC
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Paso Robles
San Luis Obispo
Southern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Estrella Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
015-021-022, 015-021-023
State Highways
SR 46
Paso Robles Joint Unified School District
Estrella River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Highway Patrol (CHP)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Highway Patrol (CHP)
Development Types
Agriculture (Cannabis -- cultivation ), Other (Cannabis -- cultivation )
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, 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, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife


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