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Meeting Name: Planning Commission Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/6/2022 6:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: 825 Fifth Street Board of Supervisors Chambers Eureka, California
Regular Meeting - Virtual
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Action Summary Action Summary  
Meeting video:  
Attachments: Public Comment - Joan Courtois - PLN-2019-15661 Marrshall Ranch - Letter to Humboldt Co Planning Com, Public Comment - Joan Courtois - PLN-2019-15661 Marrshall Ranch - Public Hearing Comments to Plannin, Public Comment - Emily Siegel - PLN-9902-GPA McKay Ranch Subdivision case number #9902 hearing dat, Public Comment - Colin Fiske - North McKay Ranch Project 1622 Agenda Item F.1.pdf, Public Comment - Nancy Ihara - PLN-9902-GPA North McKay Ranch.pdf, Public Comment - Bob Earl - PLN-14268-CUP FW Ocean West Expansion.pdf, Public Comment - CD Hoyle - PLN-9902-GPA North McKay Ranch Project Agenda Item F.1.pdf, Public Comment - Claudio Freixas - PLN-9902-GPA North McKay Ranch Project Agenda Item F.1.pdf, Public Comment - Eugene Perricelli - PLN-9902-GPA North McKay Ranch Project Agenda Item F.1.pdf, Public Comment - Mike Turek - PLN-9902-GPA North McKay Ranch Project Agenda Item F.1.pdf, Public Comment - Mark Schaffner - PLN-9902-GPA North McKay Ranch Project Agenda Item F.1.pdf, Public Comment - Trisha Lee - PLN-9902-GPA North McKay Ranch Project Agenda Item F.1.pdf, Public Comment - Meg Stofsky - PLN-9902-GPA North McKay Ranch Project Agenda Item F.1.pdf, Public Comment - Patricia-Anne WinterSun - PLN-9902-GPA North McKay Ranch Project Agenda Item F.1.pd, Public Comment - Paula Rhude - PLN-9902-GPA North McKay Ranch Project Agenda Item F.1.pdf, Public Comment - Robert Eckart - PLN-9902-GPA North McKay Ranch Project Agenda Item F.1.pdf, Item F-1 Kimberly Tays Comment on North McKay Ranch Project, Item F-1 Luis Chabolla and Chris Luna Comment on North McKay Ranch Project, Item G-9 12812 Tom Crandall Public Comment on Ambiguity Farm LLC 1.05.22, Item F-1 - 350 Humboldt - Public Comment on N McKay Ranch Project 9902 Jan 5_2022, Item F-1 Supplemental #1 9902 McKay 1.06.22.pdf, Public Comment - Holly Quin - PLN-9902-GPA North McKay Ranch Project Agenda Item F.1.pdf
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22-15 11. Zoning ItemDiscussion and Possible Adoption of Resolution No 22-001 Authorizing Remote Teleconference Meetings of the Humboldt County Planning Commission for the period of January 6, 2022, through February 4, 2022, Pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act.   Not available Video Video
9902 11. Zoning ItemNorth McKay Ranch General Plan Amendment, Zone Reclassification, Tentative Subdivision Map Subdivision, Planned Unit Development, Special Permit and Development Agreement Record Number PLN-9902-GPA Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 017-032-003, 017-071-004, 017-071-009, 017-072-002, 017-072-003, 017-073-007, 017-073-009 and 303-012-020. Cutten area A General Plan Amendment, Zone Reclassification, Tentative Subdivision Map, Planned Unit Development, Development Agreement and Special Permit for a mixed-use development with 320 residential units and approximately 22,000 square feet of commercial development. The Tentative Subdivision Map would create 146 single-family lots, 6 lots to support construction of up to 174 multi-family residential units, 2 commercial parcels supporting up to approximately 22,000 square feet of commercial space and 6 parcels totaling 21.73 acres to be dedicated to the County for future trail management and open space. The proposed project would require annexation into HCSD for the provision of utilities. The project includes an amendment to the Eureka Community Pl   Not available Video Video
15661 11. Zoning ItemSalmonid Restoration Federation, Marshall Ranch Streamflow Enhancement Project Record Number PLN-2019-15661 Assessor’s Parcel Number 220-061-011. Briceland area The Project entails construction of 10 million-gallons of off-stream water storage. Water storage is proposed in two ponds and five tanks designed to fill with rainwater (~3.5 million gallons) and water diverted from two Redwood Creek tributaries during the wet season (~6.5 million gallons). The Project seeks to improve habitat for coho salmon and steelhead in Redwood Creek, an important salmon-bearing tributary, by addressing the limiting factor of low summer streamflows. The storage facilities have been sited and designed to fill during the winter wet season and release their stored water directly to Redwood Creek during the five-month dry season providing increased flows of approximately 30 gallons per minute along a 5.5-mile stream reach. Other ancillary Project components include installation of one large wood habitat enhancement and bank stabilization structure in Redwood Creek, stabilization of two seasonal trib   Not available Video Video
17222 12. Zoning ItemRAINBOW SELF STORAGE Coastal Development Permit and Conditional Permit Record Number PLN-2021-17222 Assessor’s Parcel Numbers (APNs) 016-231-025, -026, and -027 Eureka Area A Coastal Development Permit and Conditional Use Permit to convert the former McKenny's Do It Best building center and lumber yard into the Rainbow Self-Storage facility. The project area is comprised of three (3) APNs with a total area of 1.84 acres. The proposal is to enlarge an existing structure with second story additions that will increase the total square footage of the structure from 30,816 square feet to 41,374 square feet. In addition, two new buildings are proposed. The first building will be a 24,000 square foot, two-story self-storage unit; the second building will be a one-story, 6,500 square foot self-storage unit. The entire site is either developed with existing structures or paved. The applicant proposes to address run-off from storm water via the installation of a 2,635 square foot gravel retention area.   Not available Video Video
16426 13. Zoning ItemAsia’s Best, Coastal Development Permit and Conditional Use Permit Record Number PLN-2020-16426 (filed 6/11/2020) Assessor’s Parcel Number 015-211-010 Eureka area A Conditional Use Permit and a Coastal Development Permit to allow a retail food and dry goods market in an existing 600 sq. ft. space within the Sacred Heart Church campus located at 2085 Myrtle Avenue Eureka. Parking would be shared with the activities of the church and an administrative office for the Humboldt-Del Norte County Medical Society. The retail food market also proposes a ground mounted sign near the entrance into the campus off Edgewood Road. ..Recommendation Adopt the Resolution to take the following actions: 1) find the project exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15301(a)of the State CEQA Guidelines, 2) make all the required findings for approval of the Conditional Use Permit and Coastal Development, and 3) approve the Asia’s Best Market project subject to the recommended conditions.   Not available Not available
10651 14. Zoning ItemMidgad, LLC Conditional Use Permit Record Number PLN-10651-CUP Assessor’s Parcel Number: 219-051-009 Salmon Creek Area A Conditional Use Permit for 19,800 square feet of existing outdoor commercial cannabis cultivation. The project will be supported by a 1,000 square-foot propagation greenhouse. Water for irrigation is sourced from an existing 194,000-gallon rainwater catchment pond. The capacity of this pond is proposed to be expanded to 236,000 gallons. Water storage for irrigation totals 210,000 gallons between the 194,000-gallon rainwater catchment pond and existing hard-tank storage. The projected annual water usage for the project totals 227,000 gallons. All processing activities occur onsite in existing structures. Energy for the operation is sourced from a solar array with a generator to provide supplemental energy.   Not available Not available
11713 15. Zoning ItemGreen Management Group of Humboldt, LLC Conditional Use Permit Record Number PLN-11713-CUP Assessor Parcel Number (APN) 223-032-001 Garberville area A Conditional Use Permit for 17,740 square feet (SF) of existing mixed-light cannabis cultivation with 3,210 SF of ancillary propagation. Irrigation water is sourced from a 150,000-gallon rainwater catchment pond and two (2) spring diversions. Existing water storage is 222,825 gallons. Estimated annual water usage is 222,000 gallons. Drying and bucking occurs onsite in an existing metal building, with all other processing occurring off-site at a licensed processing or manufacturing facility. Power is provided by generators. The proposed project also includes a Special Permit for development within the Streamside Management Area for use and maintenance of the two (2) points of diversion (POD), decommissioning of two additional PODs, culvert replacement and maintenance, and decommissioning of four (4) existing stream crossings and associated restoration.   Not available Not available
21-1768 16. Zoning ItemGreen Crows, LLC Conditional Use Permit Record Number PLN-11976-CUP Assessor Parcel Number (APN) 033-120-013 Benbow area A Conditional Use Permit for 14,814 square feet (SF) of existing outdoor and mixed-light cannabis cultivation, with 1,481 SF of outdoor propagation. The cultivation consists of 11,314 of full sun outdoor, and 3,500 sf of mixed light. Proposed mixed-light cultivation activities are contingent upon Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) power lines being developed. Annual water use is 163,600 gallons based on existing outdoor cultivation and 229,600 gallons with mixed-light. Water for irrigation is provided by a rain catchment system. There are 219,000 gallons of water storage in a series of hard-sided tanks and bladders and 50,000 more gallons of storage are proposed. A 2,000-watt solar system supplies all power for cultivation activities. Two generators are stored onsite for emergency use only.   Not available Not available
11402 17. Zoning ItemSoul Arc Solutions, Inc Conditional Use Permit Record Number PLN-11402-CUP Assessor Parcel Number (APN) 108-012-010. Ettersburg area A Conditional Use Permit for 18,092 square feet (SF) of existing cannabis cultivation. Water for irrigation is sourced from a point of diversion and rainwater catchment pond. Water storage totals 290,000 gallons. Drying and curing would be on-site in a proposed 1,000-square-foot facility, with other processing occurring off-site. Electricity is sourced from generator power with solar power proposed.   Not available Not available
12436 18. Zoning ItemForever Loving Humboldt Inc. Conditional Use Permit Record Number PLN-12436-CUP Assessor’s Parcel Number: 211-374-014 Myers Flat area A Conditional Use Permit for 32,500 square feet of existing commercial cannabis cultivation, consisting of 22,000 square feet of outdoor cultivation and 10,500 square feet of mixed light cultivation. Water for irrigation is sourced from two groundwater wells, which are registered as riparian diversions due to their proximity to the water course. The applicant estimates 475,000 gallons are needed for irrigation annually. Drying occurs on-site in an existing barn, with other processing activities occurring off-site at a licensed processing facility. Electricity is sourced from PGE and a generator.   Not available Not available
12812 19. Zoning ItemAmbiguity Farm LLC Conditional Use Permit Record Number PLN-12812-CUP Assessor’s Parcel Number: 223-011-009, 223-011-007. Garberville area A Conditional Use Permit for 43,560 square feet of existing outdoor cannabis cultivation, and a Special Permit for restoration work within the SMA. Ancillary propagation will occur in two 1,250-square-foot greenhouses for a total propagation space of 2,500 square feet. There will be three cultivation cycles occurring annually. All processing will occur offsite. Water for the project will be sourced from an onsite 800,000-gallon onstream-pond and a proposed rainwater catchment system. The applicant anticipates 400,000 gallons of water will be required for irrigation annually. There are 100,000 gallons of available water storage occurring in two 50,000-gallon metal tanks, with 300,000 gallons of additional water storage proposed for the project. There will be a maximum of four employees required for operations. Power for the project is sourced from a solar array with a backup generator.   Not available Not available
120 11. Zoning ItemMDF Enterprises, Inc, Special Permit and Zoning Clearance Certificate Record Number PLN-12095-ZCC Assessor’s Parcel Number: 210-250-022. Bridgeville area A Special Permit and Zoning Clearance Certificate to receive 60,000 square feet of mixed light cultivation in 24 greenhouses from three retirement sites, add 6,000 square feet of additional propagation space in two greenhouse/nursery buildings, and add a 2,400 square foot metal building for processing. The proposed uses would add to an existing approved 30,000 square feet of mixed light cultivation and 3,000 square feet of propagation in 13 greenhouses. Existing and proposed cultivation will total 90,000 square feet in 37 greenhouses, and 9,000 square feet of propagation in three greenhouses. An existing 1,500 square foot metal building will be retrofitted to code as a cottage/office for a caretaker/manager who will be onsite 24 hours per day. An existing 1.5 million-gallon rainwater catchment pond, and two existing wells for backup, will serve the existing and proposed cultivations. There are 16 existing water tanks, which,    Not available Not available
17034 12. Zoning ItemConklin Creek Farms, Inc. Record Number PLN-2021-17034 Assessor’s Parcel Numbers (APNs) 105-042-002; 105-111-001; 105-071-005; and 105-101-006. Petrolia Area, A Special Permit for 43,560 square feet (one acre) of new mixed light cultivation. Four Zoning Clearance Certificates for 5,000 square feet of indoor cultivation; 23,500 square feet of enclosed wholesale nursery; offsite processing; and distribution. Power is provided by PGE and solar. Irrigation water is provided by a 2.6-million-gallon rainwater catchment pond. Annually water usage is estimated at 655,000 gallons. The indoor cultivation is associated with a 500 square foot ancillary nursery. The mixed light cultivation is associated with a 4,360 square foot ancillary nursery.   Not available Not available
17452 11. Zoning OrdinancePROPOSED COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES ORDINANCE: Case Number PLN-2021-17452 Humboldt County The proposed ordinance affects all unincorporated areas of Humboldt County. The purpose and intent of this Telecommunications Ordinance is to provide a uniform and comprehensive set of standards for the development, siting and installation of wireless telecommunications facilities. These standards do all the following: protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the unincorporated areas of Humboldt County; protect aesthetic values in accordance with the guidelines and intent of the Telecommunications Act of 1996; encourage siting in preferred locations to help preserve the County’s rural character, including the protection of scenic, natural and cultural resources; and minimize the intrusion of these uses into residential areas. The proposed ordinance uses a tiered approach to permitting communication facilities: the lowest tier (“Tier 1”) applies a streamlined permit process to easily allow telecommunication facilities least likely to have any impacts.    Not available Not available