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 use. The project will also 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 developed commercial lot in a developed urbanized area. 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 two major streets (West Shaw and North West Avenues) which are existing sources 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.