PLN2023-0056 - California Nut Company

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Stanislaus County
Document Title
PLN2023-0056 - California Nut Company
Document Type
CON - Early Consultation
Present Land Use
Almond processing plant / Agriculture / General Agriculture (A-2-40)
Document Description
Request to expand an existing almond processing facility permitted under Use Permit No. 2007-14, by constructing five nut storage buildings in the General Agriculture (A-2-40) zoning district. The request includes an application for a Lot Line Adjustment to increase the nut processing facility from 10.28± acres to 20.12± acres accommodating the new buildings and encompassing an area of previously unpermitted expansion. The adjacent parcel will decrease from 28.52± acres to 18.68± acres and remain in agricultural production. The proposed nut storage buildings will include one 110,000 and four 25,000 square-foot dry storage buildings. While each building will be utilized for dry storage, they each will have the ability to be used for cold storage as well. The expansion is necessary to comply with changes in food safety handling requirements, that no longer allow outdoor storage of commodities. The facility operates Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Currently the facility has 30 employees on a maximum shift, with two shifts per-day during the peak season. There are currently four truck deliveries per-day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The proposed nut storage buildings are not expected to result in any additional employees, truck trips, or hours of operation. Nut processing consists of boxing, sizing, grading, and pasteurization, which will take place seasonally for approximately nine months out of the year, while the nut storage takes place year-round. The balance of the parcel has been developed with eight agricultural storage buildings, six fumigation chambers, a steam dryer and cooler elevator building, and an office for a total of 153,398± square feet. The site is served by a private well and septic system. No amendment to the existing Williamson Act Contract will take place, as a result of the proposed lot line adjustment. The existing facility, approved under Use Permit 2007-14 - CA Nut Company in 2007, established the use of 10.28± acre parcel with buildings totaling 151,698± square feet. Subsequent Staff Approval Application (SAA) 2012-28, allowed the expansion of the office by 1,700± square feet. The proposed expansion requests an increase in parcel size to 20.12± acres and a total of 363,398 square feet of building space. In accordance with Subsection A of Section 21.100.050 of the Stanislaus County Code, minor changes to a use permit are allowed by staff approval provided there is not a change to the nature of, or added new uses to, the legally established use and no expansion to the area of the building or use by more than 25%. The current request will exceed the 25% allowance thus a new use permit is required for the proposed expansion.

Contact Information

Daniel Burk
Agency Name
Stanislaus County Planning and Community Development
Job Title
Assistant Planner, Trainee
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
East Grayson and Hamlow Roads
Total Acres
Parcel #
019-031-018 & 019-031-019
Burlington Northern Santa Fe

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 210000, Acres 20.12, Employees 30)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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