Environmental Assessment No. P20-02121 was filed by Ashley Griffith on behalf of CHA Tech Services, LLC and encompasses two phases of development (Phase I & Phase II). The first phase (Phase I), as filed under Development Permit Application No. P20-02121, proposes to construct a single-story, 3,552 square-foot (SF) building addition which will be used to store and charge forklifts on the 28.85-acre project site. The 3,552 SF storage and charging addition would be located in the central portion of the project site, west of the existing warehouse and bottling facility and east of the existing truck and employee parking areas. The project also includes the installation of 22 wall mounted chargers for forklifts, 26 120v chargers from standard wall outlets for the walkie rider forklifts, two eyewash/safety showers, and utilities improvements, such as sprinklers, electrical, ventilation, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). The 22 wall mounted chargers for forklifts and the 26 120v chargers from standard wall outlets for the walkie rider forklifts currently exist within the beverage bottling facility and would be relocated to the proposed storage and charging addition. Additionally, Phase II of the project includes the introduction of 50 battery-electric, zero-emission, Class 8 trucks (zero emission vehicles [ZEVs]) and installation of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) with eight (8) 700+ kilowatt (kW) DC-fast charging Megawatt Charging System (MCS) connectors and a battery energy storage solution (BESS). The 50 ZEV trucks would be used for on- and off-site use. All other facilities which were previously approved for construction on the subject property would remain the same.
The purpose of the proposed expansion to the existing site facilities is to consolidate the charging areas to a single location.
The number of employees and work hours will not change. The production capability of the site would also not increase.
Entitlements: Environmental Assessment No. P20-02121 would require approval of a Development Permit. Phase I is proposed under Development Permit Application No. P20-02121. Phase II will be processed under a separate, subsequent entitlement.