UP 21-14 Monte Cristo Vineyards, LLC

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Lake County
Document Title
UP 21-14 Monte Cristo Vineyards, LLC
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
“RL-WW” Rural Lands – Waterway
Document Description
The applicant, Monte Cristo Vineyards, LLC, is requesting approval of a Major Use Permit for commercial cannabis cultivation, to allow up to twenty-two (22) A-Type 3 “Medium Outdoor” licenses, with a combined outdoor canopy area of 958,320 ft2. Proposed ancillary facilities include a 120 ft2 Security Center/Shed, a 6,000 ft2 Processing & Harvest Storage Facility, two 3,000 ft2 Immature Plant Areas/Greenhouses, and two 120 ft2 Pesticides & Agricultural Chemicals Storage Areas. The cultivation operation will be established within an existing vineyard in the western half of the Project Property. Cultivation areas will be secured with six (6) foot tall wire fences with privacy mesh where necessary to screen the cultivation/canopy area(s) from public view. All water for the cultivation operation will come from five existing onsite groundwater wells and an existing onsite 20-acrefoot off-stream water storage reservoir. Lake County Zoning Ordinance, Article 27, subsections (at) in part regulates cannabis cultivation in the County. The 452-acre property is large enough to support the proposed cannabis licenses; 20 acres per license is required (minimum lot size requirement of 440-acres). The property is pre-enrolled with the Regional Water Quality Control Board. The applicant must meet all applicable local, state, and federal requirements for cannabis cultivation.

Contact Information

Andrew Amelung
Agency Name
Lake County Community Development Department - Planning Division
Job Title
Cannabis Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Countywide, Statewide
Cross Streets
11230 and 11250 Cerrito Drive, Clearlake Oaks, CA APNs: 006-007-17, 23 and 30

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, Cannabis Program (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 Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (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 Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, 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)
Development Types
Commercial (Commercial Cannabis Cultivation)(Sq. Ft. 958320, Acres 22, Employees 24)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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