Cali Grass Roots


SCH Number
Public Agency
Lake County
Document Title
Cali Grass Roots
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Rural land; previously used as residential, however, the parcel was part of the 2018 Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex Wildfire) so area is mainly vacant with garden pots still existing and two new, existing shed.
Document Description
The applicant proposes commercial cannabis cultivation operation to allow 75 mature plant or 7,500 ft2 of canopy area located within a 12,000 ft2 existing/legacy garden area on the project property and an A-Type 13 Distributor Transport Only, Self- Distribution. Mr. McCarthy proposes to convert two existing 200 ft2 wooden sheds into a security center and a pesticides and agricultural chemicals storage area that is currently onsite. The total combined cultivation area of the proposed cultivation operation, including the outdoor canopy area and two ancillary structure to total 12,400 ft2. No construction is needed for this property.

Contact Information

Sateur Ham
Agency Name
Lake County Community Development Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Rupa McCarthy
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Upper Lake
Northern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Hunter Point Road; Elk Mountain Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
Other Information
1430 Hunter Point Road, Upper Lake, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303, Class 3
Reasons for Exemption
The applicant is using an existing garden within a location previously disturbed by the Mendo-Complex Wildfire. The existing garden with two wooden shed structures will be converted into a security room, and pesticides and agricultural chemicals storage area. In addition, the converted structures are permitted accessory structures and are considered ministerial projects under section 15268. No expanded footprint and minimal construction is needed.


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