April 11th hearing for Purvine Rd cannabis permit moved to Board of Supervisors Chambers!

April 11th hearing for Purvine Rd cannabis permit moved to Board of Supervisors Chambers

For those interested in attending the Board of Zoning Adjustments hearing tomorrow:

Notice of Location Change: April 11th Public Hearing for Cannabis Cultivation Use Permit
The Public Hearing scheduled for Petaluma Hills Farm on 4/11/2019 is moving to the Board of Supervisors Chamber to accommodate the anticipated level of public interest, details below.
Sonoma County Board of Zoning Adjustments Hearing
Thurs., April 11, 2019, at or after 2:20pm
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chambers
575 Administration Drive, Room 100 A, Santa Rosa

The Sonoma County Board of Zoning Adjustments will hold a public hearing to consider an action approving the Use Permit for the cannabis operation below in which all interested persons are invited to attend and provide comments. Comments on the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration will be accepted between March 11, 2019 and April 11, 2019.

Applicant: Sam Magruder, Managing Member for Petaluma Hills Farm, LLC
File No: UPC17-0020
Project Address: 334 Purvine Road, Petaluma
APN: 022-230-020

Project Description:
The proposed project is a cannabis operation including cultivation to flower and propagation within a 15,353 square foot cultivation building including 8,096 square feet of mixed light/greenhouse flowering canopy, 2,880 square feet of indoor flowering canopy, and 4,080 square feet of indoor non-flowering propagation. The operation would also include 28,560 square feet of outdoor cultivation. The total flowering cultivation area would not exceed 43,560 square feet (1 acre). On-site processing would consist of trimming, drying, curing, weighing, and packaging. Proposed hours of operation for cultivation, indoor processing, and outdoor harvesting are 24 hours per day, seven days per week, as needed. Outdoor processing, deliveries, and shipping would be limited to 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. The cannabis operation would employ up to 10 full-time positions, including 2 full-time security guards, an on-site manager, and up to 7 cultivation, processing, and harvest staff. The project is located on a 37.02-acre parcel. Zoning on the parcel is Land Extensive Agriculture 100-acre density, Accessory Dwelling Unit Exclusion (LEA B6 100, Z). The proposed project is located in Supervisorial District 2.

The potential project impacts have been analyzed and an Initial Study is available for review at the address below. A Mitigated Negative Declaration, including mitigation measures agreed to by the applicant, has been prepared for the project to avoid or reduce to a less-than-significant level potentially significant adverse impacts on the environment. Potential environmental impacts have been identified in the following topic areas: Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, and Noise.

Additional Information:
Details of the project and the environmental documents are available at the Permit and Resource Management Department located at 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the proposed project please contact Crystal Acker at (707) 565-8357 or via email at Crystal.Acker@sonoma-county.org. Written comments may also be submitted prior to, or at the hearing. Any written material submitted will be distributed to the decision-makers prior to or at the hearing.

For more information about the Cannabis Program, visit us at: sonomacounty.ca.gov/Cannabis
Contact us at: cannabis@sonoma-county.org