Alvarez Farms


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Lake County
Document Title
Alvarez Farms
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Livestock grazing, crop farming, and residential home

Document Description
Alvarez Farms, LLC. is applying for a Major Use Permit for the cultivation of commercial cannabis at 12990 Spruce Grove Road, Lower Lake, CA, also known as assessor’s parcel number (APN) 012-067-40. The 65.08 acres parcel property is zoned Rural Lands used for single-family residences and agricultural uses such as crop farming and livestock grazing. The proposed cultivation area will take place in four site locations totaling up to 3.6 acres with 131,000 square feet of the canopy area and include indoor cultivation within a 600 square feet metal building with a total canopy area of 500 square feet.

Contact Information
Sateur Ham
Lake County Community Development Department
Lead/Public Agency
255 N. Forbes Street
Lakeport, CA 95453

Phone : (707) 263-2221


Lower Lake
Northern California Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Spruce Grove
Total Acres
Parcel #
Other Location Info
12990 Spruce Grove Road, Lower Lake, CA

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Commercial (Cannabis cultivation operation)(Sq. Ft. 156,816, Acres 3.6, Employees 4)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Noise Public Services Tribal Cultural Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (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 1 (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 Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water Department of Toxic Substances Control California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)


Environmental Document
Attachment A-Project Management Plan   PDF 5741 K Attachment B-Site Plans   PDF 1556 K Attachment C-Biological Resources Assessment   PDF 2915 K Attachment D-Site Visit Photos   PDF 91408 K Attachment E-Site Septic Plans   PDF 1960 K Attachment F-Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program   PDF 159 K Initial Study for Alvarez Farms (UP20-03)   PDF 1562 K Notice of Intent-Alvarez Farms   PDF 788 K Summary form for Alvarez Farms   PDF 578 K
Notice of Completion-Alvarez Farms   PDF 240 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021020125_RWQCB Comment   PDF 335 K
State Comments
2021020125_DTSC Comment   PDF 229 K

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