IS/MND for 384,000 SF of Cannabis Cultivation and Manufacturing located easterly of Yerba Blvd. and northerly of Mendiburu Blvd.

Summary

SCH Number
2021030286
Lead Agency
California City
Document Title
IS/MND for 384,000 SF of Cannabis Cultivation and Manufacturing located easterly of Yerba Blvd. and northerly of Mendiburu Blvd.
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Vacant

Document Description
The Project encompasses approximately 30-acres of vacant land located within the City of California City. More specifically, the property is located adjacent to, and easterly of Yerba Blvd. and approximately 1,600 linear feet north of Mendiburu Road which is generally considered the northwesterly portion of California City, about ¾ of a mile, southeasterly of the California City Municipal Airport. The Project is generally surrounded by residential development to the west, and vacant land to the north, south, and east. The Project is identified by Assessor’s Parcel Numbers (APNs): 302-273-22, -24, & -25. The Project site is zoned Light Industrial Zoning District (M-1) and carries a General Plan Land Use Designation consistent with General Plan Land policy 1.2. The Project proposes approximately 384,000 square feet (sf) of commercial cannabis cultivation that is contained within a maximum of six (6) industrial buildings of approximately 64,000 sf each. The Project incorporates a minimum of three (3) retention basins that encompass approximately 2.4-acres of the Project site. The Project will be developed in two phases, the first consisting of approximately 128,000 square-feet dedicated to commercial cannabis cultivation over 4.9-acres. Phase One will include the frontage improvements to Isabella Blvd., 16 commercial (CARB certified) generators. The Project site plan incorporates the future expansion of two internal collector streets, two (2) detention basins consisting of approximately 1.5-acres, fire access roads around the two 64,000 sf buildings, approximately 75 parking spaces, and ancillary landscaping, hardscape, BMPs, and associated grading, paving and site development. Isabella Blvd., which will be constructed during Phase One, will be constructed to its ultimate half-width and offered for dedication to the City for public use. The Second Phase of four (4) buildings, which will consist of 64,000 sf each for a total of 264,000 s.f. of commercial cultivation, approximately 150 parking spaces, 24 generators, the future extension of 72nd Avenue in a north-to-south direction, the Second Phase will also incorporate a retention basin consisting of approximately 1.1 acres, and a biological set aside consisting of approximately 2.5-acres. The first public street measures about 80-feet in total Rights-of-Way (R/M) and transects the Project site from north to south which bisects the project site along the parcel lines and is known as the future extension of 72nd street. Secondly, the Project includes the future extension of Jay Street (located to the east) to extend an 80-foot R/W collector across the southernly edge of the Project site. The Project anticipates an extension of a sewer lateral line, into the Project site, from an existing 12-inch sewer trunk line within Yerba Blvd., as well as the extension of potable water, which will be served by an existing 8-inch main line, again, located in Yerba Blvd. The Project anticipates being served through the use of on-site generators which are CARB certified and will operate continuously until the extension of transmission infrastructure is available to the City by the current electricity provider, Southern California Edison (SCE). Lastly, the Project incorporates an on-site mitigation areas of approximately 2.5-acres for the permanent preservation and restoration of burrowing owl habitat. This area is detailed on the Project site plan and the project proponent will be required to record a conservation easement, in favor of a viable and competent entity that will provide long-term maintenance in perpetuity of the open space features.

Contact Information
Shawn Monk
City of California City
Lead/Public Agency
21000 Hacienda Blvd.
California City, CA 93505

Phone : (760) 373-7141
smonk@california-ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
35°4'23"N 118°0'54.8"W
Cities
California City
Counties
Kern
Regions
Citywide
Cross Streets
Yerba Blvd. and Mendiburu Rd.
Zip
92880
Total Acres
30
Jobs
35
Parcel #
302-272-22, -24, & -25
State Highways
14/395
Railways
Sante Fe
Airports
California Municipal Airport
Schools
Mojave USD
Waterways
N/A
Township
37E
Range
32S
Section
15
Base
MD

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Industrial (Commercial Cannabis Manufacturing)(Sq. Ft. 384000, Acres 30, Employees 35)
Local Action
Site Plan
Project Issues
Air Quality Biological Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Parks and Recreation 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 Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB) Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Office of Historic Preservation Sierra Nevada Conservancy State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Initial Study_v   PDF 10089 K Notice of Intent (NOI)   PDF 68 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal_(SCH)_Trad   PDF 607 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
NOC_(Trad   PDF 234 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021030286_CDFW Comment   PDF 422 K

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