SCH Number 2015072019
- Winery and Farm Brewery Zoning Text Amendment Project
- The proposed project includes several text amendments to the County's 2008 Winery Ordinance, which regulates wineries in the unincorporated portions of Placer County. The draft Winery and Farm Brewery Ordinance language includes the following substantive changes to the current Winery Ordinance: • Add definition of"Farm Brewery" to the Ordinance • Amend "Winery'' definition to reference appropriate California Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) license • Add definition of"Tasting Room" to the Ordinance • Modify definition of"Event" in the Ordinance • Define new 10-acre minimum parcel size requirements for Production-only Facilities and Tasting Rooms • Create table outlining "Event'' allowances, maximum capacity, and use pennit requirement • Clarify hours of operation of all facilities • Update the potable water standards for facility water systems • Update the wastewater disposal standards for all facilities • Update the standards for facility access roadways • Add "Accessory Use - Restaurant'' as allowable land use subject to CUP The policy focus of the proposed Zoning Text Amendment is to preserve and protect farmland while also enhancing the economic viability of Placer County's agricultural operations and supporting the tenants of agri-tourism, which is a type of tourism that brings visitors directly to a farm or ranch. The Zoning Text Amendment is intended to balance the needs of various stakeholder groups and support the core principle that the primary use of the property is to cultivate and process agriculture in order to make a locally grown and value-added product.
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