High Farms, LLC, Minor Use Permit, DRC2019-00061, ED 21-111


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
High Farms, LLC, Minor Use Permit, DRC2019-00061, ED 21-111
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
A request by High Farms LLC for a Minor Use Permit (DRC2019-00061) for up to two (2) acres of outdoor cannabis cultivation; up to 21,780 square feet of ancillary nursery with mixed lighting in two greenhouses; and ancillary activities such as processing of cannabis plants (storage and drying) in three (3) new metal cargo containers and transport of product to licensed offsite facilities. Project development would result in approximately 2.3 acres of site disturbance and would include retrofit and use of an existing 10,150 square foot indoor nursery/greenhouse building and construction of a 11,630 square foot nursery/greenhouse; installation of one new 5,000 square foot water storage tank to supplement the existing 5,000 square foot tank; and one 120 square foot security shed. A modification from the setback standards set forth in Section 22.40.050.D.3.b. of the County Land Use Ordinance (LUO) is requested to reduce the required setback from 300 feet to approximately 200 feet from the eastern property line and 20 feet from the western property line. A modification from the parking provisions set forth in Section 22.18.050.B of the San Luis Obispo County Land Use Ordinance (LUO) is requested to reduce the required number of parking spaces from 134 to six (6). The project would employ up to five (5) workers. The project site is in the Agriculture land use category on a 21.62-acre property. The project site is located at 2450 Huasna Road, approximately one mile northeast of the City of Arroyo Grande in the San Luis Bay Inland Subarea South (San Luis Bay Planning Impact Area B) of the South County Planning Area. Additional project information can be found at: https://energov.sloplanning.org/EnerGov_Prod/SelfService#/plan/a5377616-1321-4db0-9106-af8bc12f5544?tab=attachments

Contact Information

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

Mandi Pickens
Agency Name
Job Title
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

High Farms, LLC
Agency Name
Project Applicant
Job Title
Project Applicant
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Arroyo Grande
San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
Huasna Road and Branch Mill Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Branch Elementary
Tar Spring Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (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 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, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), 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
Development Types
Other (Cannabis cultivation and ancillary activities )
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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