SPR 21-05 Greenfield Group


SCH Number
Public Agency
California City
Document Title
SPR 21-05 Greenfield Group
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The approved project is the cultivation and distribution of a cannabis facility consisting of one 8,505 Square foot (SF) cultivation and drying building, and four 6,500 SF industrial buildings for cultivating indoor medical and adult use cannabis. The 1.8-acre (78,408 SF) site is located east of Isabella Boulevard and south of Willow Avenue, on Assessor Parcel Numbers 206-041-05 and 206-041-06. The Project site is zoned M2, Heavy Industrial as set forth in Article 21 of the California City Municipal Code (CCMC) and designated for heavy industrial use in the General Plan. The applicant has amended the project description and Notice of Exemption Categorical Exemption to include cannabis distribution and manufacturing in compliance with the Department of Cannabis Control requirements.

Contact Information

Lilia Garcia
Agency Name
City of California City
Job Title
Planning Administrative Secretary
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


California City
Citywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Isabella Blvd. and Willow Avenue
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
(a)The proposed project occurs within the Central-Core portion of the City (General Plan 2009 – 2028 (GP)). Within the General Plan, Section 2.8, Figure 1-4 details that development around the City’s core contains an available level infrastructure, public facilities, and public services and that adjacent development should be encouraged to the maximum extent (GP). This project is zoned M-2 (Heavy Industrial) as noted on the Kern County Interactive Zoning Map. Cannabis cultivation businesses are authorized pursuant Title 5, Chapter 6, Article 3. The M-2 zoning district provides for high intensity/heavy manufacturing processes for which commercial cannabis cultivation is an allowed use in this zone. The proposed operations contain industrial agricultural uses completely contained within an enclosed building. The M-2 zoning district also includes uses such as research/office park developments in conjunction with light industrial use where such locations are compatible with adjacent residential lands. The Lead Agency has determined the Project to be consistent with both Article 5 and Article 9, and the provisions contained therein, and that the construction and operation of a commercial cannabis cultivation facility is authorized in the M-2 zoning classification. The Project does not require either a Zone Change or General Plan Amendment in order to facilitate the intended use. As such, the Project is consistent with the underlying regulations, ordinances, and rules applicable to the Project and set forth through the City’s Municipal Code.
County Clerk


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