White Oak Farms, Minor Use Permit, DRC2019-00131

Summary

SCH Number
2021040185
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
White Oak Farms, Minor Use Permit, DRC2019-00131
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Undeveloped; agricultural uses
Document Description
The proposed project is a request by White Oak Farms for a Minor Use Permit (DRC2019-00131) to allow for development of an indoor (mixed-light) cannabis cultivation site on a single 40.7-acre parcel. The project would construct up to 27,500 square feet of greenhouses to support up to 22,000 square-feet of indoor (mixed-light) cannabis cultivation canopy including ancillary nursery and ancillary processing, and a 2,350 square foot utility and storage unit with eight-foot-tall security fencing around the perimeter of the proposed development site and the installation of security cameras. Other proposed structures include two 2,500-gallon water storage tanks, fencing, security lighting, and walkways/landscaping within the project boundaries. A 22 kilowatt-hour (kWh) 60-panel ground-mounted, grid-tied solar system would be installed and would produce approximately 37,000 kWh of energy annually for use for cultivation activities. An existing hay barn currently located in the project area would be demolished. The project would result in approximately 72,000 square feet (1.7 acres) of ground disturbance on the 40.7-acre site, including 6,558 cubic yards of cut and fill. Also requested is a modification of the parking standards to reduce the required number of parking spaces from 55 to 5. The project site is located within the Agriculture land use designation at 10150 Bar Bb Lane, approximately 14 miles east of the city of Arroyo Grande in the Huasna-Lopez Sub Area of the South County Planning Area. Additional information can be found at: https://energov.sloplanning.org/EnerGov_Prod/SelfService#/plan/fd3602ee-1a80-4ab7-bdd1-be3711ff4807?tab=attachments.

Contact Information

Name
Eric Hughes
Agency Name
County of San Luis Obispo Planning and Building Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
White Oak Farms
Agency Name
Project Applicant
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Location

Cities
Arroyo Grande
Counties
San Luis Obispo
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Huasna Townsite Road to Bar Bb Lane
Zip
93420
Total Acres
40.7
Parcel #
085-012-054
State Highways
N/A
Railways
N/A
Airports
N/A
Schools
N/A
Waterways
Huasna Creek, Huasna River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Cannabis Cultivation)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildfire, Forest Land / Fire Hazard, Soil Erosion / Compaction / Grading, Water Quality, Water Supply / Groundwater
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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