UPC18-0056Cannabis Conditional Use Permit


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
UPC18-0056Cannabis Conditional Use Permit
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
RRD (Resources and Rural Development) with a 40-acre density, LG/MTN (Local Guidelines for Taylor/Sonoma/Mayacamas Mountain Areas), SR (Scenic Landscape Unit), RC (Riparian Corridor with 50-foot setback)

Document Description
The proposed project is a request for a conditional use permit for outdoor cannabis cultivation on a 49.45-acre parcel zoned Resources and Rural Development at 4600 Cavedale Road, Glen Ellen. Outdoor cultivation activities are permitted 24 hours per day, seven days a week as needed, although general employee hours and site operations will occur from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All deliveries and shipping activities would be limited from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, year-round. The project would have a maximum of five (5) employees. The project site would not be open to the public.

Contact Information
Crystal Acker
Sonoma County
Lead/Public Agency
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone : (707) 565-8357

Andrew Gardner
Project Applicant


38°22'40.5"N 122°27'25.4"W
Glen Ellen Sonoma
Northern California
Cross Streets
Cavedale Road & Trinity Road
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304(b) Minor Alterations to Land and Section 15061(b)(3) General Rule Exemption
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is categorically exempt from the provisions of the CEQA Guidelines pursuant to the Provisions of Title 14 of the California Administrative Code, Section 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land) because it involves a minor alteration to the condition of land and vegetation that would not involve the removal of healthy, mature, or scenic trees. The project would involve seasonal cultivation in above-ground pots in an existing cleared area constituting approximately two percent of the property, and no grading, construction of new buildings, or placement of impervious surfaces would occur. The proposed activity is also exempt under the common-sense exemption, Section 15061(b)(3), because it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question could have a significant impact on the environment. No exceptions listed under Section 15300.2 apply.


Notice of Exemption
UPC18-0056 Notice of Exemption 20210115 Enhanced   PDF 199 K

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