County of Lake for a Major Use Permit, UP 22-07, for commercial cannabis cultivation at 700 Highway 53 and 660 Junction Plaza, Clearlake, CA (Lake County APNs 010-055-28 & 33), as described below:
Eight (8) A-Type 3 “Medium Outdoor” licenses; outdoor cultivation for adult-use cannabis under direct sunlight. The applicant proposes up to 348,480 sq. ft. (8 Acres) of outdoor canopy area.
Four (4) A-Type 2B “Small Mixed-Light” license; mixed-light cultivation for adult-use cannabis in a greenhouse, glasshouse, conservatory, hothouse, or other similar structure using light deprivation and/or artificial lighting below a rate of 25 watts per sq. ft. The applicant proposes up to 39,936 sq. ft. of mixed-light canopy area.
One (1) A-Type 13 Self-distribution License: In the “RL” zoning district the Type 13 Distributor Only, Self-distribution State licenses are an accessory use to an active cannabis cultivation or cannabis manufacturing license site with a valid minor or major use permit. Per Article 27 Section 11 (ay), the parcel where the distributor transport only, self-distribution license is issued shall front and have direct access to a State or County maintained road or an access easement to such a road, the permittee shall not transport any cannabis product that was not cultivated by the permittee, and all non-transport related distribution activities shall occur within a locked structure. Furthermore, all guidelines for Distributor Transport Only License from the California Department of Cannabis Control’s Title 4, Division 19, Chapter, as described in §15315, must be followed.
The proposed Project will occur on Assessor Parcel Numbers (APNs) 010-055-28 & 33 (Project Parcels) and APNs 010-055-29, 37 & 38 will be used for clustering. The proposed cannabis cultivation operation includes a 6,000 sq. ft. Processing Building, two 120 sq. ft. Pesticides & Agricultural Chemicals Storage Areas, a 120 sq. ft. Security Center, a 25,000-gallon water storage tank, and thirteen (13) 5,000-gallon water storage tanks.
The proposed outdoor cultivation area(s) would be enclosed with 6-foot tall galvanized woven wire fences, covered with privacy screen/mesh where necessary to screen the cultivation area(s) from public view. The growing medium of the proposed outdoor canopy areas will be native soil amended with compost. The proposed mixed-light canopy areas would be located within ten (10) 3,000 sq. ft. (30’ x 100’) greenhouse structures and twelve (12) 828 sq. ft. (6’ x 138’) rudimentary hoop house structures. The growing medium of the proposed mixed-light canopy areas will be an imported organic soilless growing medium (composed mostly of composted forest material) in garden beds and nursery pots. All water for the proposed cultivation operation would come from two existing onsite groundwater wells, and drip and micro-spray irrigation systems will be used to deliver irrigation water and to conserve water resources.
Up to thirty 600-watt LED horticultural lights would be installed within each of the proposed greenhouses, for supplemental light. The proposed greenhouses will be covered with a black plastic film to prevent light from escaping when artificial light is being used. A new PG&E electrical utility service connection would be needed to provide power to the proposed greenhouses and Processing Facility. Cannabis cultivated on the Project Property would be dried, trimmed, graded, and packaged within the proposed Processing Facility, then transported and transferred to licensed distribution and manufacturing facilities throughout the State of California.