703 Chesley LLC Cannabis Cultivation Facility

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Contra Costa County
Document Title
703 Chesley LLC Cannabis Cultivation Facility
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Vacant Building (Formerly a Church)
Document Description
New Indoor Cannabis Cultivation Facility The applicant requests approval of a Land Use/Development Plan Combination Permit to allow the establishment of a cannabis cultivation business. The project consists of the following elements: • Request for approval of a land use permit to allow establishment of a cannabis cultivation facility within an existing building • Request for approval of a development plan permit to modify the approved Final Development Plan for the North Richmond Planned Unit District (County File #DP94-3014, RZ94-3015) in order to allow commercial cannabis activities in commercially- and industrially-designated areas, pursuant to the County’s adoption of the Cannabis Regulation ordinance (Chapter 88-28) • Establishment of a lease area and associated easement to designate and secure access for twelve off-street parking spaces on an adjacent parcel (APN: 409-131-002); • Parking area improvements to allow for ADA parking compliance and improved loading area access • Interior improvements within the existing building to accommodate the proposed secure loading area, flower rooms, a break room, office, and reconfigured restrooms. The proposed cultivation facility will utilize a recirculating drip irrigation system and grow lighting to simultaneously grow up to 1,600 cannabis plants from seedling to finished product, all indoors. The facility will dry and process all cannabis flowers into labeled and vacuum-sealed bags for licensed distributors. Once fully functional, the facility will produce approximately 200 pounds of finished product each quarter for pick up by a licensed distributor. Any unused product is kept in a locked container with restricted access until it is shredded onsite and then hauled away by a local service provider for composting. The facility will be operated daily between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM with a staff of up to fifteen employees. The facility will be closed to the public and thus will not include a retail sales component.

Contact Information

Sean Tully
Agency Name
Contra Costa County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
James Lee
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Contra Costa
Countywide, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
7th Street & Chesley Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
409-131-001, 409-131-002
State Highways
Interstate 80
Owner Unknown
Verde Elem, Dover Elem, Contra Costa College, Richmond High
Wildcat Creek, San Pablo Creek, San Pablo Bay

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, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, 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, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Commercial (Indoor Cannabis Cultivation)(Sq. Ft. 11,983, Employees 15), Agriculture (Cannabis Cultivation)
Local Actions
Use Permit, Development Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Energy


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