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Meeting Name: Zoning Administrator Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/6/2020 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Planning and Building Department 3015 H St. Eureka, CA 95501
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20-163 11. Zoning ItemSunny Shadows, LLC Variance and Zoning Clearance Certificate Application Number: 15619 Record Number: PLN-2019-15619 Assessor Parcel Number (APN): 210-051-080 33096 Highway 36, Bridgeville Area Project Description: A Zoning Clearance Certificate to authorize 9,375 square feet of existing mixed light cannabis cultivation. A Variance is also sought to facilitate a reduction of the rear setback from 20 feet to 4 feet for an existing 100,000 gallon concrete water tank. The cultivation will occur within three greenhouses and the applicant is expects to harvest two cycles a year. Estimated annual water use for the cultivation operation is 90,450 gallons. The irrigation water source is a rainwater catchment system that captures water from the roofs of the residence, the multi-use building, and the generator shed building into the 100,000-gallon concrete tank. Power is provided by a solar system, with a back up generator. Processing will occur offsite at a license facility. No employees will be requested.   Not available Not available
20-164 12. Zoning ItemBob Howard Special Permit Record Number: PLN-15221-SP Assessor’s Parcel Number: 223-044-010 Benbow area Project Description: A Special Permit for 9,375 sf of existing outdoor commercial cannabis cultivation of which, 5,850 square feet of cultivation will occur within greenhouse structures utilizing light deprivation techniques, with permeable floors and footpaths. There will be a maximum of two cultivation cycles annually. The proposed project includes relocation of two historic cultivation sites to one consolidated environmentally superior location. The applicant estimates 228,270-gallons of water is required annually. Irrigation water for cultivation is sourced from an onsite rainwater catchment pond with an estimated capacity of 1,466,000-gallons. The applicant proposes to obtain plant starts from a licensed nursery and supplement when necessary with a 900 SF greenhouse utilized for nursery starts as needed for the second round of cultivation. Cannabis will be processed off site at a licensed processing facility. The applicant anticipates the need for up to four (4) employe   Not available Not available
20-165 13. Zoning ItemHomefield, LLC Special Permit Record No.: PLN-12013-SP Assessor’s Parcel Numbers: 216-191-004 & 216-301-018 245 Seward Drive, Fort Seward area Project Description: A Special Permit for existing 10,000 square feet of outdoor cannabis cultivation. Water for irrigation is sourced from shallow well subject to the terms of a lake or streambed alteration agreement with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Water storage onsite includes three 5,000-gallon tanks and four 20,000-gallon bladders for a total of 95,000 gallons for cultivation activities. Drying and curing would occur on-site in an existing structure. Further processing would be performed off-site at a permitted third-party facility. Electricity is sourced from PG&E   Not available Not available
20-166 14. Zoning ItemSkyhawk Farm, LLC Special Permits Record Number: PLN-2018-15280 Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN): 215-172-044 Whitethorn area Project Description: A Special Permit for 12,790 square feet of existing outdoor cannabis cultivation. There will be a maximum of three cultivation cycles annually. The proposed project includes relocation of two historic cultivation sites. The applicant estimates 135,000 gallons of water is required annually. Water for irrigation is sourced from rainwater catchment from greenhouses and out-buildings and will be stored in a 135,000-gallon cistern. Total water storage will be 157,000 gallons. The proposed project includes relocation of the historic cultivation area to an environmentally superior location on the subject parcel. Processing activities will occur offsite at a permitted third-party processing facility. The applicant anticipates the need for one employee to handle operations onsite. Power for the project is provided by P. G. & E. The project also includes a Special Permit for stream restoration of 125 linear feet of the riparian coordinator associated   Not available Not available
20-167 15. Zoning ItemEpstein Coastal Development Permit, Special Permit and Variance Case Number PLN-2019-15743 Assessor Parcel Number: 111-231-057 895 Lower Pacific Drive, Shelter Cove Area Project Description: A Coastal Development Permit to authorize the construction of a three (3) bedroom, two and a half (2.5) bath single-family residence with an attached 269 square foot single car garage. The first floor of the residence will be no greater than 1,079 square feet, and the second floor no greater than 475 square feet. A 72 square foot uncovered deck is proposed on the front of the residence, and a 345 square foot deck is proposed on the rear of the residence. A Special Permit is required for Design Review within the Coastal Zone pursuant to Section 313-19.1 of the Humboldt County Code. The height of the proposed residence is 23 feet. A Variance to reduce the front yard setback from 20 feet to 10 feet pursuant to Section 312-3.2 is requested to allow development outside of the VE Flood Hazard Zone. A Special Permit for a parking exception to reduce the required four parking spaces to three spaces   Not available Not available
20-168 16. Zoning ItemHumboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District (HBHRCD) Coastal Development Permit Modification Application Number 15901 Case Number CDP 17-028M Parcel Number 108-171-023 533 Machi Street, Shelter Cove area Project Description: A Modification to a Coastal Development Permit (CDP-17-028) which approved development of a three-phased project including 1) relocate and replace the existing fish waste disposal system with a new, approximately 2,500 square foot structure which would house the new fish cleaning facility consisting of a cold storage freezer, ice machine, and an area for a fish buyer, 2) covered tractor work bays with an office/maintenance shop/storage and, 3) a market/retail space. The District subsequently determined that the proposed operation of freezers to hold fish carcasses may be cost prohibitive in the long term because the operation would require continual electricity to power the freezers. As an alternative to the freezers, the Modification to the CDP proposes to install a fish waste composter to process (compost) the fish carcasses at the Shelter    Not available Not available
20-169 17. Zoning ItemKing’s Peak, Special Permits Application Number: 11298 Case Number: SP16-195 Assessor’s Parcel Numbers: 221-201-026 and 221-211-016 5015 Ettersburg-Honeydew Road, Ettersberg area Project Description: A Special Permit for the continued operation of an existing 8,600 square-foot cannabis cultivation site using mixed light in existing greenhouses. The project includes existing ancillary structures used for nursery operations, for drying, and for storage. The water source is a point of diversion from an unnamed Class II stream. The applicant anticipates 3 cultivation cycles per year and estimates that they will use 92,500 gallons of water annually. There is 98,500 gallons of hard tank storage on the site. The power source is PG&E. A maximum of two employees will work on the parcel. Drying will occur on site. Processing will occur off site at a licensed third-party facility. The project includes a Special Permit for development within the Streamside Management Area to allow for continued use of a point of diversion.   Not available Not available
20-170 18. Zoning ItemKing Range Sky Farm, LLC, Special Permit Record Number: PLN-11896-SP Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN): 108-024-011 12755 Kings Peak Road, Kings Range/Ettersburg area Project Description: A Special Permit is requested for a 10,000-square-foot mixed-light, existing cannabis cultivation operation. There are two harvests annually. On-site propagation will occur in a proposed 1,000 square foot nursery. Annual water use for irrigation is 162,000 gallons. Water for irrigation is sourced from a well. Storage totals 53,600 gallons in nineteen (19) hard-sided tanks. Domestic water is obtained from a spring and diversion is suspended during the forbearance period. Processing occurs on-site and four employees are required during peak operations. Power is provided by generators. A Special Permit is included for stream restoration necessary to bring the cultivation into compliance.   Not available Not available