UP 20-96 Highland Farms, LP


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Lake County
Document Title
UP 20-96 Highland Farms, LP
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
"RL" Rural Lands
Document Description
The Applicant, Highland Farms LP, /Autumn Karcey, is requesting discretionary approval from the County of Lake for a Major Use Permit (UP 20-96), for commercial cannabis cultivation at 7508, 7522, 7634, & 7746 Highland Springs Road and 7257 & 7357 Amber Ridge Road in Lakeport, CA for Nineteen (19) A - Type-3 "Outdoor" Cultivation Licenses, two (2) A & M -Type 3B "Mixed-Light" Licenses, one (1) Type 13 (B & C) Distribution License and (1) type N Nursery License under a separate entity, Lake County Farmz Development, LLC (per DCC regulations). During Stage 1, Highland Farms will plant in the ground using the native soil in areas (A, B, C, and D). Area (A) includes 22,255 sf canopy area within 82,229 sf cultivation area. Area (B) includes 17,822 sf canopy area within 69,568 sf cultivation. Area (C) 119,041 sf canopy area within 376,532 sf cultivation area. Area (D) includes 98,147 sf canopy area within 321,955 sf cultivation area. The total canopy area without rows and aisles is 257,265 sf. (5.9 acres). The total cultivation area with rows and aisles is 667,469 sf or 15.3 acres. During Stage 2, Areas (A) (B) and (D) will remain the same. Within the footprint of Area (C), the outdoor canopy would be reduced to 56,163 sf canopy area within 193,717 sf cultivation area. Additionally, the applicant proposes 34,404 sf mixed-light canopy area within in a 296’x160’ greenhouse identified as Building H on the Site Plans (Attachment a). For Stage 2, the total canopy area without rows or aisles is 194,387 sf (4.46 acres) for outdoor cannabis canopy and 34,404 mixed-light canopy. The total cultivation area with rows and aisles is 519,767 sf or 11.9 acres. Building (E) is a prefabricated (up to 30’ tall) 12,000 sf. two-story metal processing building (100'x 60'). The processing building will mainly be used for administrative services/offices, drying, and storage. Greenhouse building (H) is 160 x 296' sf – 90 sf (for loading zone) = 47,270 sf. Greenhouse nursery building (J) is 100 x 296' = 29,600 sf. Building (I) is a single-story 281' x 100' = 28,100 sf single-story prefabricated metal processing building, mainly used for drying and storage. The Proposed Project also includes the improvement of the existing gravel access road, the construction of a gravel parking lot/loading zone in front of the processing facilities, and the installation of fencing around the cultivation areas.

Contact Information

Mary Claybon
Agency Name
County of Lake
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Countywide, Statewide, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Vernal Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
007-006-34, 007-006-35, 007-006-40, 007-006-27, 007-006-41, 007-057-02, 007-057-01
State Highways
Highland Springs Reservoir

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cannabis Program (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, 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. 666468, Acres 15.3, Employees 52)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Tribal Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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