Benmore North LLC

Summary

SCH Number
2021010233
Public Agency
Lake County
Document Title
Benmore North LLC
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/21/2021
Present Land Use
Agricultural

Document Description
Benmore North LLC. is seeking a Major Use Permit from the County of Lake for a proposed commercial cannabis cultivation operation at 2743, 3245, 2976, 3088, 3278, 3168, 3400, 3290, 3295, 3275, 2359, 3303, and 3417 Benmore Valley Road, Lakeport, California on Lake County APNs: 007-001-13, 007-001-34, 007-001-35, 007-001-19, 007-002-07, 007-001-40, 007-001-38, 007-001-26, 007-001-27, 007-001-28, 007-001-16, 007-001-06, and 007-001-25. The project will be composed of a total of 1,698,840 sq. ft. outdoor canopy area within 2,395,800 sq. ft. of cultivation area. The applicant will erect fifty-six (2,000 sq. ft.) cold frame greenhouses which will be assembled on the natural grade. The total combined acreage is 798.26 acres and the properties are zoned Rural Lands-Agriculture. Current and past land uses of the project property are/were heavily used by vineyards. The proposed cultivation area is located within a flat area.

Contact Information
Victor Fernandez
County of Lake
Lead/Public Agency
255 N. Forbes Street
Lakeport, CA 95453

Phone : (707) 263-2221
victor.fernandez@lakecountyca.gov

Benmore North LLC
Project Applicant

Location

Cities
Lakeport
Counties
Lake
Regions
Northern California
Cross Streets
Benmore Valley Road
Zip
95453
Total Acres
798.26
Parcel #
007-001-13, 007-001-34, 007-001-35, 007-001-19, 007-002-07, 007-001-40, 007-001-38, 007-001-26,
State Highways
175
Railways
N/A
Airports
N/A
Schools
N/A
Waterways
Benmore Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4 - 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Class 4-Minor Alterations to Land. The applicant is cultivating within a previous disturbed area once developed with a vineyard for the Cultivation of Commercial Cannabis. The project will not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees. The project parcels are surrounded by topographic barriers, however, the cultivation site(s) are located on lands that are less than 10 percent (10%) slopes where minor grading will occur. Additionally, grading will not occur within a waterway, wetland, a designated scenic area, or within officially mapped areas of severe geologic hazard such as an Alquist-priolo Earthquake Fault Zone or within an official Seismic Hazard Zone.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE UP 19-45   PDF 305 K

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