SLO Cal Farms East (ED21-060) DRC2019-00051


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
SLO Cal Farms East (ED21-060) DRC2019-00051
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Document Description
Hearing to consider a request by SLO CAL Farms, Inc. for a Minor Use Permit (DRC2019-00051 / SLO Cal East) to establish 3.75 acres gross of outdoor cannabis cultivation area; 27,216 square feet (sf) gross of indoor cannabis cultivation area; 29,232 sf gross of ancillary indoor nursery; a 10,500 sf metal building for ancillary processing, cannabis storage, offices, and a restroom; ancillary transport; and about 2.8 acres of related site improvements (e.g., composting area, water tanks, parking, etc.). The project is proposed in four phases. Two ordinance modifications are requested: (1) a parking modification to allow 20 parking spaces where 123 are required; and (2) a setback modification for outdoor cultivation to allow an approximately 100 foot setback along the western property line where a 300 foot setback is required. The project will result in approximately 15,300 cubic yards (cy) of cut and 3,500 cy of fill and a disturbance area of about 8.13 acres. The project site is located about a mile east of 2155 South Thompson Avenue, on an approximately 312-acre parcel, and about 2.75 miles southeast of the community of Nipomo. Additional grading (1,500 cy of cut and 3,500 cy of fill) and site improvements are proposed on the adjacent parcel to the west (APN 090-261-015) to provide vehicular access and a retention basin to serve the SLO Cal East Project. The project is within the Agriculture land use category and within the South County Inland Sub-area of the South County Planning Area.

Contact Information

Eric Hughes
Agency Name
County of San Luis Obispo
Job Title
Principal Environmental Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Luis Obispo
Southern California
Cross Streets
Thompson Avenue and Highway 166
Total Acres
Parcel #
090-261-014 (small portion 090-261-015)
State Highways
Highway 166
ephemeral drainages tributary to Santa Maria River

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, Central Region 4 (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 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Other (Cannabis MUP (Indoor/Outdoor cultivation and ancillary nursery)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, 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, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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