Meeting details

Planning Commission

Held at Board Chambers

Thursday, 06/25/2020

From 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Briefing on Planning Commission Schedule and Appeals
HEARINGS: (Advertised for 9:00 a.m.)
Hearing to consider a request by Arvus Axium (Caleb Wendorff) for a Conditional Use Permit (DRC2018-00154) (Previously DRC2018-00173) to authorize the multi-phased development of up to 3 acres of outdoor cannabis cultivation canopy in hoop houses; up to 40,824 square feet of commercial nursery area in hoop houses; up to 22,000 square feet of indoor cultivation canopy in greenhouses; 15,000 square feet of indoor processing; and 12,000 square feet of indoor commercial nursery. Project development would consist of the construction of 36,000 square feet of greenhouse space, a 15,000 square foot processing building for trimming, drying, curing and storage of onsite product, 480 square feet of office space, and installation of nine water storage tanks for irrigation use and one water storage tank for fire suppression. A modification from the fencing standards set forth in Section 22.40.050.D.6 of the County’s Land Use Ordinance (LUO) is requested; a modification from the setback standards set forth in Section 22.40.050.D.3.b of the County’s LUO is requested to reduce the setback from 300 feet to 109 feet from the eastern property line; and, a modification from the parking standards set forth in Section 22.18.050.C.1 of the County’s LUO is requested to reduce the required number of parking spaces from 88 to 22 spaces. The project will result in the disturbance of approximately 10.2 acres on two parcels totaling approximately 41 acres. The project site is in the Agricultural land use category and is located at 8015 Carrisa Highway, about 38 miles East of the community of Santa Margarita in the Carrizo Planning Area of the North County Planning Area. Also to be considered at the hearing will be adoption of the Environmental Document prepared for the item. The Environmental Coordinator, after completion of the initial study, finds that there is no substantial evidence that the project may have a significant effect on the environment, and the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report is not necessary. Therefore, a Mitigated Negative Declaration (pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq., and CA Code of Regulations Section 15000 et seq.) has been issued on April 10, 2020, for this project. Mitigation measures are proposed to address Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards, and Hydrology and Water Quality and are included as conditions of approval.

County File Number: DRC2018-00154 (formerly DRC2018-00173)
Assessor Parcel Number: 072-311-014 & 072-311-018
Supervisorial District: 5
Date accepted: February 26, 2019
Project Manager: Eric Hughes
Recommendation: Approval
Planning Commission 35/2020
Hearing to consider a request by the County of San Luis Obispo for an amendment to the Land Use Ordinance and Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance, Title 22 and Title 23 of the County Code (LRP2019-00005. LRP2019-00006) as applicable to Cannabis Activities. The proposed amendments include enhanced enforcement violations, increased distance buffers from sensitive receptors, revisions to water offset requirements, disallowing re-permitting if an operation ceases or code violations occur, requiring fully enclosed ventilation systems, and revising standards for ancillary nursery to be encompassed in overall cannabis cultivation area. This project is covered by the California Business and Professional Code Section 26055(h) in that Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code does not apply to the adoption of an ordinance, rule, or regulation by a local jurisdiction that requires discretionary review and approval of permits, licenses, or other authorizations to engage in commercial cannabis activity. In addition, the project is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. It can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that this project may have a significant effect on the environment; because this project is to amend the Cannabis Activities Ordinances (Inland and Coastal), therefore, the activity is not subject to CEQA.

County File Number: LRP2019-00005, - 00006 Supervisorial District: All
Project Manager: Kip Morais APN: All
Date Accepted: N/A Recommendation: Board of Supervisors Approval
Planning Commission 34/2020