Humboldt Reserve. Record Number: PLN-2022-17649

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Humboldt Reserve. Record Number: PLN-2022-17649
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Zoning: Heavy Industrial (MH) - Qualified (Q). General Plan: Mixed Use (MU). Carlotta / Hydesville Community Plan, 2017 General Plan. Density: Maximum 16 dwelling units per acre.
Document Description
Conditional Use Permits for 235,008 square feet (5.39 acres) of enclosed indoor commercial cannabis cultivation, 44,064 square feet (1.01 acres) of enclosed commercial nursery, and a 2,400 square foot distribution facility. Three new commercial buildings are proposed. Building 1 will be 61,344 square feet, building 2 will be 62,208 square feet, and building 3 will be 181,440 square feet. All three buildings will include indoor cultivation, commercial nursery, and drying space. A total of 25,920 square feet of ancillary drying space is proposed across the three new buildings. An existing 4,800 square foot building will be expanded to 7,200 square feet total and will contain the ancillary onsite processing area and distribution facility. Irrigation water will be sourced from rainwater catchment and reclaimed water from dehumidifiers installed in the proposed buildings. Rainwater will supply approximately 65% of irrigation demand, and reclaimed water from dehumidifiers will supply approximately 35% of irrigation demand. Annual water usage for the entire project is estimated at 4.2 million gallons. Water storage will consist of a proposed 3.12 million gallon catchment pond. The project will require 25 year-round employees and an additional 49 seasonal laborers during peak operations for a total of up to 74 employees. Electricity will be sourced from an eligible renewable energy program through PGE from an existing power drop from a dedicated substation with a backup generator for emergency purposes only. Including all proposed improvements, the proposed project comprises approximately 381,087 square feet (8.7 acres) on a previously developed 33 acre former mill site.

Contact Information

Steven Santos
Agency Name
Humboldt County Planning and Building Department
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Lia Nelson
Agency Name
NorthPoint Consulting Group Inc.
Job Title
Planner II
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Hydesville, Unincorporated Area
Cross Streets
Hwy 36
Total Acres
Parcel #
204-121-005; 204-121-006; and 204-251-001
State Highways
Hwy 36
Hydesville Elementary; Cuddeback Union Elementary
Van Duzen River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
State Reviewing Agency Comments
State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 381087, Acres 8.7, Employees 74)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Public Services, Septic System, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wetland/Riparian
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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