Mendota Valley Agricultural Holdings Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Mendota
Document Title
Mendota Valley Agricultural Holdings Project
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
General Plan Designation: Public/Quasi-Public Facility Zoning: Public Facilities with Commercial Cannabis Overlay District (P-F/CO)
Document Description
The Applicant is seeking to acquire a State cannabis licenses, which include: Type 3 cultivation licenses and Type 11 distribution licenses. Commercial cannabis activities would consist of cultivation and processing by hand and would not include any manufacturing or processing machinery. Additional facilities would include restrooms, offices, roads, fire tanks and pumps, other appurtenant infrastructure. The Project would use standard agricultural operating materials (e.g., fertilizers, nutrient solutions, and small amounts of gasoline and/or diesel for machinery), and does not propose the storage of any high-intensity hazardous materials or require designation as a hazardous materials storage facility.

Contact Information

Jeffrey O'Neal, City Planner
Agency Name
City of Mendota
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Valley Agricultural Holdings LLC
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Belmont Avenue north of Guillan Park Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Tracks 0.75 mi SE
William Robert Johnston Municipa
Mendota, McCabe, and Washington Elementary Schools and Mendota J
Fresno Slough
Other Information
See also - MND Project 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 require City approval of a General Plan Amendment in order to change the designation of the 59-acre Project Site from Public/Quasi-Public Facilities to Light Industrial and a corresponding rezone of the site from P-F to M-1. The overall site is also within the City’s Commercial Cannabis Overlay District, which would remain in effect. Associated actions requiring City consideration include conveying the 59-acre Project Site to Mendota Valley Agricultural Holdings and approval of a conditional use permit (CUP). Consistent with the City’s cannabis regulations, the Project includes a request for a development agreement between the City and applicant to authorize construction and operation and to finalize financial arrangements and responsibility for improvements between the City and Project applicant.

Notice of Completion

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
Development Types
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 68,000, Acres 1.6, Employees 20-60), Other (Agricultural - Open Field)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, Site Plan, Rezone, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
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, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildfire


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