City of Mendota Valley Agricultural Holdings Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Mendota
Document Title
City of Mendota Valley Agricultural Holdings Project
Document Type
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

Document Description
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.

Contact Information
Jeff O'Neal
Provost & Pritchard
Lead/Public Agency
286 W. Cromwell
Fresno, CA 93711

Phone : (559) 449-2700

City of Mendota
Project Applicant


36°27'21.1"N 120°12'58.8"W
Cross Streets
Belmont Avenue - 0.5 mile north of Guillan Park Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 33, SR 180
Tracks 0.75 mile southwe
William Robert Johnston Municipa
Mendota, McCabe, and Washington Elementary Schools, and Mendota
Fresno Slough

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 68,000, Acres 1.6, Employees 20-60)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Site Plan Rezone Use Permit Other
Project Issues
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
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


Environmental Document
Appendix-A_ValleyAgMendota_CalEEMod_PubDraftISMND   PDF 871 K Appendix-B_ValleyAgMendota_BioMemo_PubDraftISMND   PDF 5444 K Appendix-C_ValleyAgMendota_Phase1-Archaeological_PubDraftISMND   PDF 4301 K Appendix-D_ValleyAgMendota_TrafficMemo_PubDraftISMND   PDF 639 K Appendix-E_ValleyAgMendota_WSFA_PubDraftISMND   PDF 2591 K Appendix-F_ValleyAgMendota_OdorReview_PubDraftISMND   PDF 380 K MMRP attachment   DOCX 15 K Notice of Intent - VAH   PDF 145 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 573 K ValleyAgMendota_IS-MND_PublicDraft_11   PDF 5452 K
NOC_ValleyAgMendota_PubDraftISMND - SIGNED   PDF 252 K

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