PLN190056 Kawahara Agricultural Facility


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Benito County
Document Title
PLN190056 Kawahara Agricultural Facility
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use

Document Description
The proposed project consists of an application for a Conditional Use Permit for the development of the proposed Kawahara Agricultural Facility. The project is proposed to be built on the 104-acre site. The project would include the construction of several buildings and site improvements in support of the agricultural facility project, including a 18,000 square-foot (“sq. ft.”) covered shipping/staging area, a 36,000 sq. ft. shipping and handling greenhouse, a 18,000 sq. ft. production greenhouse and a total of 518,400 sq. ft. of growing block greenhouses in three main blocks. Other project improvements would include widening San Juan Highway/Chittenden Road at the project entrance. The existing facilities remaining after demolition (15,506 SF) and the proposed improvements (63,680 SF) would total approximately 79,186 SF. In addition, the project proposes site improvements include signage, parking, and emergency vehicle access. The proposed project would have the same operating hours, and would have an increase of seven employees from the Gilroy facility.

Contact Information
Arielle Goodspeed
San Benito County Resource Management Agency
Lead/Public Agency
2301 Technology Parkway
Hollister, CA 95023

Phone : (831) 902-2547


San Benito
Cross Streets
San Juan Highway
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
US 101
Anzar High School
San Juan Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Commercial (Commercial Greenhouse)(Sq. Ft. 79186, Acres 104, Employees 15)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mandatory Findings of Significance Septic System Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) 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 Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB) Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
NOA_PLN190056_20210426   PDF 276 K Public Review Draft IS-MND 04232021   PDF 28405 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal_PLN190056_20210426   PDF 593 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
NOC_PLN190056_20210426   PDF 311 K

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