Cannabis Express, Inc. Commercial Cannabis Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Porterville
Document Title
Cannabis Express, Inc. Commercial Cannabis Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The City of Porterville City Council has approved a development agreement to authorize the operation of a cannabis dispensary including storefront retail and delivery services within an existing building. The project is responsible for payment of fees based on revenue and is required to coordinate with the City to establish and maintain educational programs and community-oriented activities.

Contact Information

Jason Ridenour
Agency Name
City of Porterville
Job Title
Community Development Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Parcel #
Other Location Info
200 N. Main Street, Porterville, CA; Tulare Co.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303, New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of a cannabis dispensary involving minor modifications to an existing building and site, consisting of interior tenant improvements, installation of security features (lighting, cameras), and resurfacing and restriping of the existing parking area. Class 3 exemptions are subject to review for the exceptions stated in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.1. The City’s cannabis ordinance allows a maximum of three (3) retail facilities within the City; this project would be the third. Although all three are within approximately one-half mile of each other, no other cannabis facilities will be allowed in the city limits, and the City does not find this to be an overconcentration such that cumulatively significant effects could occur. The project site is located just over one mile from a portion of State Route 190 that is eligible for designation as a Scenic Highway and more than 39 miles from the nearest Designated Scenic Highway, as segment of SR 180 in far northern Tulare County (California State Scenic Highway System Map ( May 1, 2023). The site is not included on any list compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5 (EnviroStor Database (, May 1, 2023). The site is entirely developed with buildings and hardscape features with no evidence of any historic resources on the site, and no demolition of buildings or other features is proposed. The project would not cause a substantial adverse change to the significance of an historical resource.
County Clerk


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