Meeting details

Planning Commission

Held at: Board Chambers

Thursday, 08/13/2020

From 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Meeting files:
Private invitation
Agenda package
Agenda item details


Members of the public wishing to address the Commission on matters other than scheduled items may do so at this time, when recognized by the Chairman. Presentations are limited to three minutes per individual.
Briefing on Planning Commission Schedule and Appeals
HEARINGS: (Advertised for 9:00 a.m.)
Hearing to consider a request by Krista Koenig for a Conditional Use Permit (DRC2018-00155) to allow for the phased development of multiple cannabis activities. Phase 1 would include the establishment of three acres of outdoor cannabis cultivation, 4,800 square feet of modular trailers for ancillary cannabis processing, a 960 square-foot modular trailer for a non-storefront dispensary service and additional processing, the relocation of two existing 5,000 gallon water tanks, the installation of one new 5,000 gallon water tank, and site improvements including security equipment, fencing, driveway improvements, parking areas, and installation of a restroom and septic system. Phase 2 would include 33,600 square feet of greenhouse to support 22,000 square feet of mixed-light/indoor cultivation, one 8,200 square-foot greenhouse for a commercial cannabis nursery, and a 960 square foot modular trailer for non-volatile manufacturing activities. A modification to the parking standards set forth in LUO Section 22.18.050 is requested to reduce the required number of parking spaces from 91 to 14. A modification to the screening and fencing standards set forth in LUO 22.40.050.D.6 is requested to waive the standard for solid fencing materials and allow for the installation of chain link fencing with shade cloth. The project would result in approximately 5.5 acres of site disturbance including less than 50 cubic yards of earthwork (combined cut and fill) on a 56.5-acre parcel. The project site is located within the Agriculture land use category at 3919 Huasna Road, approximately five miles northeast of the city of Arroyo Grande in the San Luis Bay (South) sub area of the South 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 27, 2020, for this project. Mitigation measures are proposed to address Aesthetics, Agricultural and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Transportation, and Mandatory Findings of Significance are included as conditions of approval. The Environmental Document is available for public review at the Department of Planning and Building, at the below address. A copy of the Environmental Document is also available on the Planning and Building Department website at Anyone interested in commenting on the proposed Environmental Document should submit a written statement and/or speak at the public hearing. Comments will be accepted up until completion of the public hearing(s).

County File Number: DRC2018-00155 Accessor Parcel Number: 047-091-005
Supervisorial District: 4 Date Accepted: April 22, 2019
Project Manager: Cassidy McSurdy Recommendation: Approval

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Continued hearing to consider a request by the County of San Luis Obispo to: 1) amend and update the Estero Area Plan, Part II of the Land Use and Circulation Element of the County General Plan and Local Coastal Plan, by updating the Los Osos Urban Area, including goals, policies, programs, and planning areas standards, for the area within and outside of the existing Los Osos Urban Reserve Line, known as the ‘Los Osos Community Plan’, and making other related changes to the Area Plan; 2) amend the Official Maps, Part III of the Land Use Element of the County General Plan, to reflect changes to land use categories and combining designations; and 3) amend and update the Growth Management Ordinance, Title 26 of the County Code, to establish a growth rate for new dwelling units in the Los Osos Urban Area and cleanup ordinance language. Also to be considered at the hearing will be consideration of the Environmental Document prepared for the Los Osos Community Plan. The Environmental Coordinator, after completion of the initial study, finds that there is evidence that the project may have a significant effect on the environment, and therefore a Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) was prepared (pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq., and CA Code of Regulations Section 15000 et seq.) for this project. The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) addresses potential impacts to: aesthetics, air quality, biological resources, coastal hazards, cultural resources, tribal cultural resources, hydrology and water quality, land use, noise, transportation and circulation, wastewater, water supply, recreation, population and housing, public services, greenhouse gas emissions, and cumulative impacts. The FEIR also considers alternatives to the project in addition to the “no project” alternative. Also, to be considered are a mitigation monitoring plan, CEQA findings, and overriding considerations. Continued from July 9, 2020.

County File Numbers: LRP2011-00016 and LRP2020-00006
Assessor Parcel Number: Community-wide Los Osos
Supervisorial District: 2 Date Accepted: Not applicable
Project Manager: Kerry Brown Recommendation: Board of Supervisors Approval
Planning Commission 44/2020