Meeting details

Planning Department Hearings

Held at: Board Chambers

Friday, 09/04/2020

From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Participants
Name Function
Ryan Foster
Meeting files:
Legend:
Private invitation
Agenda package
Agenda item details

Agenda

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
1.
Members of the public wishing to address the Planning Department Hearing Officer on consent agenda items and matters other than hearing items may do so at this time, when recognized by the Hearing Officer. Presentations are limited to three minutes per individual.
CONSENT AGENDA
2.
Unless pulled from the consent agenda by the Planning Department Hearing Officer for separate action, the following items will be acted on collectively because individual public hearings were not requested or required pursuant to Land Use Ordinance Section 22.062.050B.4.b. or Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance Sections 23.02.033b.(2)(ii) and 23.02.033b.(4)(ii):
HEARING ITEMS
3.
A request by Negranti Green Valley Ranch for a Minor Use Permit/Coastal Development Permit (DRC2019-00233) to construct a 21.8-acre feet capacity agricultural reservoir at the Negranti Green Valley Ranch to provide frost protection and irrigation. The proposed reservoir will be supplied by existing irrigation waterlines and an existing on-site irrigation well located on the subject property. The project would result in the disturbance of 2.65 acres on a 609-acre site. The project is within the Agriculture land use category and is located at 6425 Green Valley Road, approximately 6 miles southeast from the community of Cambria. The project is in the North Coast Planning Area (coastal portion of the site). The site is in both Adelaida Sub Area of the North County Planning Area and the North Coast Planning Area. 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 July 29, 2020, for this project. Mitigation measures are proposed to address Biological Resources are included as conditions of approval.

County File Number: DRC2019-00233 Assessor Parcel Numbers: 046-012-001, -002
Supervisorial District: 2 Date Accepted: February 3, 2020
Project Manager: Young Choi Recommendation: Approval
PDH 59/2020
4.
A request by the City of Pismo Beach for a Minor Use Permit/Coastal Development Permit (DRC2020-00050) to allow for the construction and testing of two full-scale groundwater wells and a connection pipeline to the existing City of Pismo Beach ocean outfall pipeline. The project consists of the construction of two permanent groundwater wells and an underground 35-foot long pipeline connection. Temporary project features include mobile water tanks, a 24-foot-tall sound wall, a 35-foot-tall drilling rig, and an 1,800-foot long, above-ground pipeline connecting the well locations to the outfall connection point. The project will result in the disturbance of approximately 1.4 acres, which includes approximately 60,000 square feet of temporary disturbance and 200 square feet of permanent disturbance surrounding the wells. The proposed project is within the Recreation land use category and is located in the Coastal Dunes RV Park and Campground on State Route 1 at 1001 Pacific Boulevard, in the community of Oceano. The project is within the San Luis Bay Coastal Planning Area. Also to be considered is the environmental determination. The County, as a Responsible Agency, has reviewed the Notice of Exemption (NOE) from CEQA previously prepared by the City of Pismo Beach (April 14, 2020) and finds that this determination is appropriate (pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq., and CA Code of Regulations Section 15000 et seq.). Avoidance and minimization measures included in the City of Pismo Beach certified NOE are included as proposed conditions of approval.

County File Number: DRC2020-00050 Assessor Parcel Numbers: 061-111-017 & 061-111-018
Supervisorial District: 4 Date accepted: July 20, 2020
Project Manager: Emi Sugiyama Recommendation: Approval
PDH 60/2020
5.
A request by Phillips 66 for a Minor Use Permit (DRC2019-00231) to allow for the remediation of the Northern Inactive Waste Site (NIWS) comprised of approximately 14,520-cubic-yards of hydrocarbon and asbestos impacted soil, and domestic waste. The excavated material and impacted soil would be loaded onto rail cars at the Santa Maria Refinery and transported by rail to a waste receiving facility in Utah. The project would result in 1.38-acres of disturbance of an approximate 560 acres site. The proposed project is within the Industrial land use category and is located at 2555 Willow Road, approximately 600 feet south of Willow Road, south of the village of Callendar-Garrett, in the South County Coastal 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 July 16, 2020 for this project. Mitigation measures are proposed to address Air Quality, Biological Resources, and Hazardous & Hazardous Materials and are included as conditions of approval.

County File Number: DRC2019-00231 Assessor Parcel Number: 092-401-011
Supervisorial District: 4 Project Manager: Steve McMasters
Date Approved: April 1, 2020 Recommendation: Approval
PDH 58/2020
6.
A request by Copper Creek Farms, LLC for a Minor Use Permit (DRC2019-00042) to establish a phased cannabis cultivation operation including approximately 3.0 acres (130,680 square-feet) of outdoor mature cannabis cultivation canopy, a maximum of 22,000 square-feet of indoor mixed-light cannabis cultivation canopy, up to 5,000 square-feet of ancillary nursery cannabis cultivation canopy for use only onsite, and ancillary processing (trimming, drying, packaging) of the cannabis grown and harvested onsite. The project includes a request for a modification from the parking provisions set forth in Section 22.18.050.C.1 of the County Land Use Ordinance to allow for a total of 3 parking spaces where 55 are required. The proposed project would result in the disturbance of approximately 5.7 acres and would result in less than 50 cubic yards of grading on a portion of a 54-acre parcel. The project site is located at 2200 Neal Spring Road, approximately 2.5 miles east of the Templeton Urban Reserve Line. The project site is in the Agriculture land use category and in the El Pomar-Estrella Sub-Area of the North County Planning Area. 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 July 10, 2020, for this project. Mitigation measures are proposed to address Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hydrology & Water Quality, Land Use and Planning, Utilities & Service Systems and Mandatory Findings of Significance and are included as conditions of approval.

County File Number: DRC2019-00042 Assessor Parcel Number: 020-301-010
Supervisorial District: 1 Date Accepted: January 29, 2020
Project Manager: Eric Hughes Recommendation: Approval
PDH 61/2020