Initial Study for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation and Manufacturing Facility not to exceed 265,000 SF.


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California City
Document Title
Initial Study for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation and Manufacturing Facility not to exceed 265,000 SF.
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Light Industrial (M-1)/Light Manufacturing
Document Description
The Project generally consists of the siting, permitting, construction, and operations of a maximum of twenty-six (26) buildings for commercial cannabis cultivation within a total of 185,000 square-feet (SF) and five (5) manufacturing buildings within a total of 80,000 SF. The total Project square-foot totals a maximum of 265,000 SF of building space within a maximum of thirty-one (31) buildings. The types of uses proposed are authorized in the M-1 zone include the cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and ancillary activities associated with commercial cannabis cultivation. In addition, the proposed Project uses are subject to the applicable State Law and Regulations, including but not limited to California Code of Regulations (CCR) – Title 21, Division 42, under the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC). The City of California City allows commercial cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and testing facilities, as a permitted use on property zoned M-1 – Light Industrial. Commercial cannabis cultivation and manufacturing shall be permitted, in accordance with the criteria and procedures set forth Title 5, Chapter 6 of the California City Municipal Code and upon application and approval of a regulatory permit pertaining to operation of the facility including the duty to obtain any, and all, required state licenses. The proposed project is in M-1 – Light Industrial. All cannabis related activities are only permitted in the interior of enclosed structures, facilities, and buildings. The Project is located within Section 16, of Township 32-South and Range 38-East, with the far northwest corner of the subject property located approximately 138-linear feet (LF), southeasterly from Randsburg Mojave Road. Furthermore, the southerly half of the subject property is bisected by Twenty Mule Team Parkway Road (TMTPR). The Project is an approximately sixty (60)-acre (ac) located on Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 350-140-01, which is the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ and the E ½ of the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 16, within the M.D.B.M., all located within the City of California City.

Contact Information

Marie Stowers
Agency Name
City of California City
Job Title
Planning Technician
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


California City
Cross Streets
Randsburg-Mojave Road and Twenty-Mule Team Parkway Road
Total Acres
Parcel #

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 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 9 (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, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, 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
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 265000, Acres 60, Employees 250)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hydrology/Water Quality
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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

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