Reasons for Exemption
The proposed use is consistent with the Fresno General Plan and the Development Code. The project requests authorization to establish a cannabis retail business in an existing commercial building with no expansion of the existing building. The project will be required to comply with the mitigation measures of the Cannabis Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) SCH No. 201907023.
The project area is located within an existing commercial building in a developed urbanized area that is directly across the street from Fashion Fair Mall. The project area poses no value as habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species. The project area is on a lot surrounded by similar uses as planned for in the General Plan and is located along a frontage road adjacent to a major street (West Shaw Avenue), which is an existing source of roadway noise. The site will be served by all required utilities and public services. Therefore, the project will not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality.