The project is a request for the following planning entitlements:
1. A Use Permit to use 18.4 acres of a 79.1-acre Agricultural – 80 acres (AG-80) zoned property for the Primary Processing of Agricultural Products.
2. A Special Development Permit to allow the proposed project to deviate from a future setback that would be required for a potential future right of way along Carroll Road. This project consists of restarting a former facility that operated from 2001 to 2018, with 50 full-time employees. In February 2019, upon review of the business license it was determined that a Use Permit would be required in order to resume operations. The existing facility is composed of three buildings: main facility (90,788 square feet), on-site office (1,344 square feet) and maintenance shop (3,200 square feet). This project would not increase the square-footage of the existing structures and would not increase the capacity of the former operation (Exhibit 1). The facility will re start with 38 employees a reduction from 50 employees on site previously. The existing facility will be used for processing and packaging of soil and soil mixes; storage of raw materials and finished goods; warehousing and transport of finished goods. Operations at the facility will consist of all activities required to mix, blend, package and distribute soil and soil amendments. All material mixing will be
performed on existing concrete pads located on the south side of the production/storage building (Exhibit 2). The facility will purchase bulk materials, including sawdust, bark, peat moss, pumice, cow manure and mix them together with
dry fertilizers to make potting soils. No composting of materials will occur on-site.