IsenGarden Cannabis Cultivation Facility

Summary

SCH Number
2022060471
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
IsenGarden Cannabis Cultivation Facility
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Land use designation and Zoning is Rural Residential
Document Description
IsenGarden, LLC. is requesting the approval of a Development Agreement (DA190050), a Conditional Use Permit (CUP190059), and a Zone Change (CZ1800022) to Light Agriculture allowing for the development and operation of a cannabis cultivation facility. The Project Site is located at 32875 Red Mountain Road in unincorporated Riverside County. The Project Site is identified as Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 569-150-010 and is approximately five acres in size. The Project Site has an existing two-story, 2,340 square-foot residence, two sheds totaling 286 square-feet and one solar array on the northeast corner of the site. The Proposed Project includes an 18,070 square-foot two-story cannabis cultivation facility, 16 solar arrays and a six-foot fence around the facility and two of the solar arrays . Impervious surface areas on the Project Site will include 11,816 square feet of hardscape and 8,702 square feet for the building roof (20,518 square-feet total). Security fencing at least six feet in height will fully enclose the cultivation area and most of the solar arrays. An infiltration trench will be installed to collect and treat stormwater runoff. Trash disposal areas will be fully enclosed. Access to the site is via a driveway along Owl Creek Road at the northwest corner of the site that extends to Red Mountain Road. The proposed solar arrays are anticipated to generate 553,918 kWh annually. To meet California Energy Code requirements, the cannabis cultivation facility building design will provide for roof-top solar panels which would be operational in addition to the solar array field at build-out. The total on-site solar to be generated would be approximately 93% of the facility’s demand so that it would not be 100% reliant on the grid. The majority of vegetation on-site is classified as Chaparral. The one acre currently developed for residential use is classified as Residential/Urban/Exotic. The Project Site consists of hills, rock outcrops and drainages. Development of the Proposed Project would require materials to be imported to level the property. The Project Site is designated Rural Residential in the Riverside County General Plan and occurs within the Rural Residential (R-R) Zoning district. Approval of a Zone Change would convert the current R-R zoning to Light Agriculture (A-1) district. “Medium Mixed Light Cannabis Cultivation” is allowed on lots five gross acres or more in the A-1 zoning district with a CUP.

Contact Information

Name
Kathleen Mitchen
Agency Name
Riverside County
Job Title
Urban Planner II
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Unincorporated Area
Counties
Riverside
Regions
Countywide
Cross Streets
Owl Creek Rd., Willow Creek Rd
Zip
92544
Total Acres
5.03
Jobs
10
Parcel #
569-150-010
Township
6S
Range
1E
Section
28
Base
SBBM

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 Fish and Wildlife, Cannabis Program (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (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 8 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Office of Historic Preservation
Development Types
Commercial (N/A)(Sq. Ft. 219107, Acres 5.03, Employees 10)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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