PLN190056 Kawahara Agricultural Facility

2 Documents in Project


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
Agency Name
San Benito County Resource Management Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), 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, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Commercial (Commercial Greenhouse)(Sq. Ft. 79186, Acres 104, Employees 15)
Local Actions
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


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

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