Villa Vanto Farm


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
Villa Vanto Farm
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Land Extensive Agriculture with 60 acre per dwelling unit (LEA B6 60) with Combining Districts for Accessory Dwelling Unit Exclusion (Z), Scenic Resources (SR), and Valley Oak Habitat (VOH)
Document Description
Request for 1) a Zoning Permit to allow farm retail sales in an existing barn operating with 2 employees, open to the public by appointment only from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; 2) a Zoning Permit for a small-scale agricultural processing facility to process lavender grown onsite into various products including essential oils, hydrosol, and culinary products, operating daily with up to 4 employees between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM; and 3) a Use Permit to allow 28 annual agricultural promotional events held in the existing barn and outside near the barn to promote the lavender agricultural processing and other products produced on site. Events range in size from 40 to 200 attendees, include live and amplified music (held indoors only), and will occur year-round, primarily weekend days between 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM. An existing two-story agricultural barn structure, 5,020 gross square feet in size, will be used to accommodate the 3,575 square foot lavender processing area, the 215 square foot farm retail sales area, two permanent restrooms, and 95 square feet of accessory storage area. A 690 square foot area on the second floor of the barn will continue to be used as a private office space and restroom for the landowner/operator. Project construction activities include a new driveway entrance and a 2,000-foot-long driveway leading from D Street to the agricultural barn and five new parking spaces plus five ADA-parking spaces. The remaining parking spaces are in a designated compacted rock area with perimeter fencing and a graded, leveled, and mowed pasture providing up to 150 additional spaces for a total of 160 parking spaces onsite located on a 56.76 acre parcel subject to a Land Conservation (Williamson Act) Contract

Contact Information

Joshua Miranda
Agency Name
Sonoma County Permit Sonoma
Job Title
Planner III
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
D Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Other Location Info
Land Extensive Agriculture with 60 acre per dwelling unit (LEA B6 60) with Combining Districts for Accessory Dwelling Unit Exclusion (Z), Scenic Resources (SR), and Valley Oak Habitat (VOH)

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, Bay Delta Region 3 (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 Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (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 Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 5020, Acres 0.11, Employees 10), Other (New Driveway, Approximately 2,000 ft. long)
Local Actions
Use Permit, Two zoning permits
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Noise, Archeological/Historical;
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

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