UPC18-0050 Sleepy Hollow Farm

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
UPC18-0050 Sleepy Hollow Farm
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
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
Agency Name
Permit Sonoma
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Peter Buffington
Contact Types
Project Applicant


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

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State 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 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), 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 Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Development Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 35,000, Employees 11 max), Other (1.7 million gallon water storage pond)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildfire


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