PA-2100039 - Use Permit to convert a small winery to a large winery; with added events, agricultural store, and food manufacturing.
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Winery and Residence / AG-40 / A/G
Use Permit application to convert a small winery to a large winery with added events, to expand a produce stand into a large agricultural store, and to add food manufacturing, in 2 phases over 5 years. The small winery, which was originally approved with Site Approval No. PA-1900083, is currently under construction. (Use Type: Wineries and Wine Cellars - Winery, Large; Agricultural Processing – Preparation Services and Food Manufacturing; Produce Sales - Agricultural Store, Large)
PHASE 1 includes:
- Increasing annual winery production capacity to a minimum of 100,000 gallons; and,
- Converting an existing 1,687-square-foot agricultural building to a large agricultural store and preparation / food manufacturing facility.
PHASE 2 includes:
- Converting the 1,687-square-foot agricultural product store from Phase 1 to a wine tasting room; and
- Constructing a 3,280-square-foot agricultural products store to include preparation and food manufacturing.
The project proposes daily winery and agricultural store operations for 13 hours per day (6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.). Agricultural processing and food manufacturing operations are proposed for 5 days weekly for 14 hours per day (5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.). Winery events for which the winery is currently approved are: 12 annual Small-scale Accessory Winery Events with a maximum of 80 attendees and 4 annual Wine Release events with a maximum of 150 attendees. This application proposes to increase the maximum number of attendees at Wine Release events to 300, to add 12 annual Large-scale Accessory Winery events with a maximum of 116 attendees, and to add 20 annual Marketing Events with a maximum of 300 attendees. Proposed hours for all events are 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. with the exception of Accessory Winery Events hours which are 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The application also proposes having outdoor, amplified sound and/or music at Marketing Events and Large-scale Accessory Winery Events. Outdoor amplified music must end by 9:00 p.m. All events with 150 or more attendees will utilize portable toilets.
The project site is accessed from State Route 120 Highway and services are provided by an existing on-site well and septic system that will remain in use. An existing storm drain basin and rainwater collection tank will be utilized for storm water.
San Joaquin County Community Development Department
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 3280, Acres 3.5, Employees 22)
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Septic System, Transportation
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