Vortex Farms Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Facility


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
Vortex Farms Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Facility
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Vacant/Heavy Agriculture/San Jacinto Area Plan
Document Description
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 200014, DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION NO. 2000004 proposes construction of a commercial agricultural operation with greenhouses, an access road, solar panels, and surrounded by fencing within a 2.42-acre area in the western portion of a 9.2-acre project site. The site is at the southeast corner of Sage Road and Minto Way in unincorporated Riverside County (APN 470-070-043-1). The project would entail construction of up to four flowering cultivation greenhouse structures, and two small nursery greenhouse structures. The four flowering greenhouses would be 9900 gross square feet (7000 net squares feet) combined. The nursery space would be 2000 gross square feet. A total of 1 small concrete pad is proposed to accommodate 12x12 bathroom. The project would include the installation of one removable.

Contact Information

Tim Wheeler
Agency Name
Riverside County Planning Department
Job Title
Urban Regional Planner IV
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Sage Road/Minto Way
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
State Route 74
Hemet Ryan Field
Hemet High School
6 S
1 W
San Bern

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 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 Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (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 Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Development Types
Commercial (Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Facility)(Sq. Ft. 11900, Acres 2.42, Employees 4)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 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, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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

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