The project site is located at 407 North Alpine Road, approximately three miles east of the City of Stockton in unincorporated San Joaquin County. The approximately 4.74-acre project is located on Assessor's Parcel Numbers 101-260-29, 101-260-30 (partial), and 101-260-31 (partial).
The project proposes a commercial cannabis cultivation and processing facility within an existing agricultural area. All activities, cultivation and processing, will take place inside enclosed structures as required by San Joaquin County regulations. The project involves the construction of four (4) greenhouses totaling approximately 40,896 SF, four (4) storage containers totaling 12,960 SF for storage, 35 storage containers totaling 95,200 square feet to surround the site perimeter, a 360-SF office, approximately 30,161-SF of all-weather road, an electronically gated 25-foot-wide driveway, and twelve (12) parking spaces totaling 2,160 SF. There would also be a proposed retention basin in the southwest portion of the project site that would cover 48,600 SF and have dimensions of approximately 90 feet (ft) by 540 ft, with 18 inches of depth. The project site was historically used as a peach orchard, and the project as proposed would involve new grading, paving, and building construction totaling approximately 4.74 acres of ground disturbance.
The project would employ a maximum of four (4) workers to be on-site per shift, with three 8-hour shifts with a maximum of four (4) employees each, so that the facility would operate 24 hours per day, and 28 daily vehicle trips are anticipated. Security staff would be onsite 24 hours a day working shifts prescribed by their employer.
The project applicant would implement a project-specific odor control plan to include an odor control and reduction system that will include carbon filters and a commercial HVAC system that would limit and control the cannabis odor such that it is undetectable outside of the premises.
Cannabis waste would be disposed of in a secured 50-gallon polyethylene container and a 12-yard roll-off bin. The 12-yard roll-off bin would be utilized seasonally and dropped off to the site prior to harvest. Cannabis Waste Solutions (CWS) would remove all waste from the location and thoroughly document the process through an online manifest system. CWS would remove full waste bins from the property and replace it with an empty one during every scheduled service appointment. Once the waste is removed from the premise, CWS would provide three forms of manifests for record keeping.
The proposed use is subject to the commercial cannabis requirements of the San Joaquin County Code and will require that the County approve a Conditional Use Permit and a Commercial Cannabis Development Agreement, and issue a Commercial Cannabis License, subject to obtaining all required State cannabis licenses.