City of Mendota Valley Agricultural Holdings Project
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
North: Vacant land and wastewater treatment plant; P-F (portion with CO)
South: Vacant land and idle biomass plant; M-2/CO, AE-20 (Fresno County)
East: Vacant land, Fresno/Kings/Mendota Slough, Agriculture; P-F, AE-20 (Fresno County)
West: Solar Photovoltaic (“PV”) Facility, William Robert Johnston Municipal Airport; P-F, A-D
Application No. 20-23, the Mendota Valley Agricultural Holdings Project (Project), would entail purchase
and development of 59 acres (Project Site) of an existing 114-acre parcel (APN 013-030-68ST) to construct
and operate a commercial cannabis facility. The City of Mendota, which currently owns the 114-acre parcel,
would sell the Project Site to the applicant as Parcels 1 and 2 (approximately 35 acres and 24 acres,
respectively) via deed while retaining ownership of the remaining 55 acres. The proposed Project would
include approximately 39.7 acres (1.7 million square feet) of open-field cannabis cultivation. Processing of
harvested cannabis is currently anticipated to occur by hand within two 30,000-sf head houses onsite. The
cannabis facility would include cultivation activities in compliance with current restrictions on allowable
cannabis garden canopy (i.e., mature plant coverage). The Project would also include an ancillary nursery
and processing of harvested cannabis. Distribution of cannabis and development of supporting onsite
facilities are also proposed.
Belmont Avenue - 0.5 mile north of Guillan Park Drive
SR 33, SR 180
Tracks 0.75 mile southwe
William Robert Johnston Municipa
Mendota, McCabe, and Washington Elementary Schools, and Mendota
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 Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (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 Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 68,000, Acres 1.6, Employees 20-60)
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan, Rezone, Use Permit, Other
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildfire
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