Conditional Use Permit Application CUP 20-04 (Outdoor Commercial Cultivation)


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Coalinga
Document Title
Conditional Use Permit Application CUP 20-04 (Outdoor Commercial Cultivation)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The nature of the project is a Commercial Cannabis Outdoor Cultivation Operation at 185 W. Gale Ave. The development includes the cultivation of commercial cannabis outdoors, in hoop houses and utility greenhouses on approximately 13 acres. It also includes the renovation of several existing accessory buildings for drying and curing, onsite improvements (fencing, security, walkways, ADA improvements).

Contact Information

Sean Brewer
Agency Name
City of Coalinga
Job Title
Assistant City Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Parcel #
Other Location Info
The project is located at 185 Gale Ave

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304 (Minor Alternations of Land)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project includes the renovation of several accessory buildings and minor disking and tilling of the land for the planting of commercial cannabis. The proposed cultivation and structures are consistent with the General Plan designation of MB and zoning designation of MBL. The project site is located within the City of Coalinga City limits on a 13-acre parcel that is already substantially developed and surrounded by existing industrial development and does not have any value as a habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species. The applicant has a legal water source on the premises, will not draw groundwater (onsite) for the purposes of irrigation, will not allow illicit discharges of irrigation or storm water from the premises, will not allow the off-site drift or discharge of chemicals, and will be connected to the City of Coalinga sewer system. Therefore, the proposed project meets all requirements established by Section 15304 of CEQA Guidelines and can consequently be considered exempt from the provisions of CEQA under a Class 4 exemption (minor alterations to land).
County Clerk


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