Present Land Use
Dormitories and accessory buildings for the use of a legal non-conforming rehabilitation facility, single-family dwelling, mobile home, greenhouse, swimming pool, sports field / General Agriculture (A-2-40) / Agriculture
Project Description: (please use a separate page if necessary)
Request to amend the use of an existing legal non-conforming men’s rehabilitation facility to allow for a vocational training program for the manufacturing of prefabricated homes on a 34.94± acre parcel located in the General Agriculture (A-2-40) zoning district. The property originally began to operate as a residential care facility for boys in 1946 prior to zoning regulations, and during the 1960’s, the property was used as a boys’ home for teens under the name, Faith Home Teen Ranch. Since the 1960’s, the property has been used as a rehabilitation facility for adult males. The current legal non-conforming use has capacity for up to 30 adults, ages 18-24, to live on-site as part of a men’s rehabilitation facility. The existing facility provides vocational training activities for uses permitted in the A-2 zoning district such as farming. This request will allow the facility to expand their vocational training program to include the manufacturing of prefabricated homes. The applicant proposes to construct the prefabricated homes within an existing 6,000 square-foot shop building, which consists of an open floor area and a half-bathroom. As part of this request, the applicant proposes to convert the half-bathroom into a full restroom with a shower and add a breakroom area within the building. In addition to the use of the shop, the applicant proposes to pave 1,000± square feet around the shop and construct a 900± square-foot awning on the north side of the building for storage of materials and equipment. A total of 8-10 students enrolled at the rehabilitation facility will participate in the construction training program. No increase in the overall student capacity of the facility is proposed. The prefabricated homes will range in size from 400± to 800± square feet and will be manufactured in modules (pieces) of 200± square feet. A total of 5-7 prefabricated homes are anticipated to be constructed per month. Completed homes will be stored outdoors adjacent to the existing shop building for approximately one week and then transported off-site.
The rehabilitation facility currently operates with 15 staff members, consisting of 11 full-time and four part-time staff members. Out of the 15 staff members, 9 currently live on-site. The manufacturing program will operate Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. As part of this request, the applicant proposes to utilize three of the existing full-time staff members and hire up to seven new full-time instructors who will live off-site. The facility currently has 12 vehicle trips per day (six staff members traveling to and from the project site); and 8-12 truck trips per month for deliveries to the rehabilitation facility. The applicant anticipates up to 14 additional passenger vehicle trips per day (up to seven new instructors traveling to and from the project site), and 14 additional truck trips for deliveries and transporting the prefabricated homes off-site. Under this request, total vehicle trips (existing trips plus the additional proposed trips) will be 26 passenger trips per day for staff and instructors, and up to 26 truck trips for material deliveries and transporting the prefabricated homes off-site.
The project site is currently improved with a 6,034± square-foot multipurpose building with eight dormitory rooms, an office, a dining area and kitchen; a 4,272± square-foot multipurpose building with eight dormitory rooms and an office; a 1,173± square-foot laundry building; a 3,200± square-foot shop building; a 1,890± square-foot classroom building and exercise area; a 1,103± square-foot single-family dwelling for employee housing; a 1,550± square-foot mobile home for employee housing; a 1,680± square-foot greenhouse; swimming pool; and 1.3± acre sports field. The 6,000± square-foot shop building to be used for manufacturing has been constructed on-site under a building permit (BLD2019-2772) for an agriculture storage building, however, the building permit for the shop has not yet been finaled and the building has not received a certificate of occupancy. The project site has access to County-maintained Faith Home and Warner Roads respectively and is served with public water from the Keyes Community Services District and by private septic systems.