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
County of San Luis Obispo Department of Planning and Building
Lead/Public Agency
976 Osos Street Room 300
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Phone : (805) 781-1591

Estrella River Farms LLC
Project Applicant


35°40'33"N 120°31'51"W
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

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Agriculture (Cannabis -- cultivation ) Other (Cannabis -- cultivation )
Local Action
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
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 Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality Department of Toxic Substances Control California Highway Patrol (CHP)


Environmental Document
1_Site Plan_Estrella River Farms_06   PDF 2590 K 3_Operations Plan_Estrella River Farms_6   PDF 404 K Estrella River Farms ISMND_8-14-20   PDF 2701 K kit fox form Estrella Ranch   PDF 1568 K PR-Estrella Ranch BIO REP May 2020 Spain Final   PDF 1642 K SCH Summary Form_8-18-20   PDF 632 K
State Comments
2020080451_CHP Comment   PDF 301 K 2020080451_DTSC Comment   PDF 246 K

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