Hanford Dairy Manufacturing Plant Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Hanford
Document Title
Hanford Dairy Manufacturing Plant Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Area of Interest - Not Designated
Document Description
Marquez Brothers International (MBI) proposes to construct a new dairy processing facility on an approximately 49.4-acre site located east of the City in Kings County, California (Project). MBI produces cheese, cream, yogurt, whey protein concentrate powder, and other dairy products. MBI’s Master Plan for the future includes new construction in nine phases over several years that would include relocating select product manufacturing from the current South 11th Avenue Hanford campus to the new facility on Lacey Boulevard. The proposed facility would include buildings for office uses, raw processing, product processing, and warehousing, as well as a utility building. The proposed facility would also include internal roadways, parking areas, two on-site stormwater retention basins, landscaping, fencing, and three driveways along Lacey Boulevard. The proposed Project would require approval of an annexation into the City, a Sphere of Influence (SOI) expansion, a General Plan Amendment, prezoning, and a Site Plan Review. There may be additional approvals required to accommodate construction of any development proposed on the other adjacent parcels not included as part of the Project, There is no new development or change in land use proposed on these additional parcels with this Project.

Contact Information

Diana Black
Agency Name
City of Hanford
Job Title
Development Services Technician
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Highway 43 and Lacey Boulevard
Total Acres
Parcel #
014-260-116, 014-260-115, 014-260-077, 016-070-037, and 016-070-042
State Highways
198, 43
Amtrak, Pacific Railroad, HSR
Kit Carson

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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 6 (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, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 100000, Acres 25, Employees 100), Industrial (Sq. Ft. 730516, Acres 25, Employees 151)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan, Rezone, Prezone, Annexation
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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