Conditional Use Permit CUP-17-22


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of La Mesa
Document Title
Conditional Use Permit CUP-17-22
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The applicant, Deluxe Company, LLC, Fresh Selection, Inc., proposes a medical marijuana dispensary at 8744 La Mesa Boulevard. which requires approval of a Conditional Use Permit. Uses in the project vicinity along La Mesa Boulevard include commercial retail, restaurant, service-oriented, and automotive uses. The 7,000-square-foot site is located on the northerly side of La Mesa Boulevard, west of Jackson Drive. The scope of the project includes tenant and site improvements to operate a medical marijuana dispensary within the existing one-story, 2,428-square-foot commercial building. The project would share the parking lot with the adjacent fireplace and patio store. The proposed medical marijuana dispensary is consistent with the General Plan Land Use designation and the C-D-MU zone classification of the property. The General Plan goal along La Mesa Boulevard is for less auto dependency and a more walkable commercial corridor with pedestrian-oriented development. The propos_ed dispensary is consistent with the intent of the General Plan with its location proposed along the La Mesa Boulevard transit corridor, introduction of uncommon retail goods with anticipated economic benefit for the area, creation of a 12-foot pedestrian realm, and revitalization of the area (General Plan, page LD-22, and Objective LU-3.1, page LD-37). The proposed dispensary is compatible with the surrounding commercial establishments. The beneficiaries of the Project are the owner of record, the business owner, and patrons of the business. Assessor's Parcel Number: 494-214-18-00

Contact Information

Howard Lee
Agency Name
City of La Mesa
Job Title
Contract Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


La Mesa
San Diego
Southern California
Cross Streets
La Mesa Boulevard and Jackson Drive
Parcel #
State Highways
La Mes

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 and 15303
Reasons for Exemption
The project is for minor tenant improvements and change of use within an existing commercial building, consistent with Sections 15301 and 15303 of the CEQA Guidelines. The project is limited to the permitting of a change of use from one retail use to another, is on a site zoned for such land use, involves minor alterations of private facilities, and limited street improvements along the property frontage. The project is located where all public services and facilities are available, and the surrounding uses are not environmentally sensitive. There is no evidence that the proposed medical marijuana dispensary will result in an environmental impact. None of the exceptions listed in Section 15300.2 apply. Therefore, the project complies with the exemption standards established in the CEQA Guidelines.
County Clerk
San Diego


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