UPC18-0050 Sleepy Hollow Farm


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
UPC18-0050 Sleepy Hollow Farm
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
Peter Buffington
Present Land Use
Rural residential land use designated Resources and Rural Residential

Document Description
Request for a five-year limited-term Use Permit for a cannabis operation, including 10,000 square feet of mixed-light cannabis cultivation, 25,000 square feet of outdoor cannabis cultivation, associated processing of site-grown cannabis, and the clearing of 2.73 acres of vegetation for the construction of a 1.7-million gallon water storage pond on a 40.11-acre parcel. The project is proposing to split the overall construction and operation into two phases. Phase one includes using hand tools to develop a 6,563 square foot temporary mixed-light cultivation area in an existing clearing and phase two would include a minor timberland conversion, construction of the water storage pond, 25,000 square feet of outdoor cultivation, and 10,000 square feet of mixed-light cultivation. Cultivation activities would be conducted seven days a week, 24-hours per day as needed although general hours of use and operation would be from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Deliveries and shipping would be limited to the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. The operation would employ three full-time staff and up to eight part-time seasonal staff.

Contact Information
Scott Orr, Deputy Director of Planning
Permit Sonoma
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone : (707) 565-1754


Cross Streets
Sleepy Hollow Road and Flournoy Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 1
Horicon Elementary
Buckeye Creek, Little Creek, Grasshopper Creek, Franchini Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Commercial (35,000 Sq. Ft., 11 max Employees) Other (1.7 million gallon water storage pond)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Department of Water Resources California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance


Environmental Document
UPC18-0050 ISMND 20201109   PDF 4058 K UPC18-0050 MND Public Comment Notice 20201109   PDF 132 K UPC18-0050 SCH Summary Form 20201109   PDF 75 K
UPC18-0050 Notice of Completion Form 20201109   PDF 245 K

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