UP 20-14 Nina Star Farms, Nina Star LLC


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Lake County
Document Title
UP 20-14 Nina Star Farms, Nina Star LLC
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
“RL/A-FF-FW-SC-WW”; Rural Lands – Agriculture - Floodway Fringe Combining- Floodway Combining – Scenic Combining - Waterway Combining
Document Description
Nina Star is seeking discretionary approval from Lake County for a Major Use Permit to commercially cultivate cannabis for a total of 37,446 square feet (square feet) of the canopy area and a total of 48,529 square feet of cultivation area located at 23180 Shady Grove Rd., Middletown (APN 014-006-16), as follows: • (2) A-Type 3B: "mixed-light" license: Greenhouse cultivation for adult-use cannabis with the use of artificial lighting in the canopy area from 10,001 square feet to 22,000 square feet. The applicant proposes 37,446 square feet of mixed-light canopy area within seven (7) total greenhouses - five (5) that are 90 feet x 60 feet, one (1) that is 90 feet x 104 feet, and one that is 30 feet x 104 feet. • A-Type 13 Self Distribution license The project also proposes: ? (1) 5,400 square feet processing facility with ADA-compliant restroom ? (1) 104 feet x 30 feet immature plant, greenhouse ? (1) existing on-site well for water use ? (1) 120 square feet storage shed ? 20’-wide access driveway from Shady Grove Road ? (4) employee parking spaces, including one (1) ADA-compliant parking space ? Perimeter fence and security cameras

Contact Information

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


Clearlake, Lakeport
Cross Streets
Highway 29 & Western Mine Road, on Shady Grove Road

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, 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 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, 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
Other (Commercial Cannabis Cultivation)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wildfire


State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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