The project applicant filed an application with the Riverside County Planning Department seeking a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a new cannabis cultivation operation that would include 38,000 square feet (sf) of mixed light cannabis cultivation (22,000 sf of flowering canopy and 16,000 sf of vegetative canopy) in 17 greenhouses and a 4,800-sf steel building for processing and packaging. The proposed project would involve the conversion of 4.3 acres of avocado trees to become the proposed mixed light cannabis cultivation operation. Two (2) of the proposed greenhouses would be 96 feet long and 32 feet wide (3,072 sf per greenhouse), and 15 greenhouses would be 120 feet long and 32 feet wide (3,840 sf per greenhouse), for a combined total of 63,744 sf of greenhouse space. Each greenhouse would be 14.7 feet tall. The steel building would be a 4,800-sf “gable” type structure with 14-foot side walls and 19-foot peak height at the center, and include designated areas for office, drying, trimming, packaging, storage, shipping and receiving. The steel building would also include restrooms, conference room, lobby/reception and security room.
The project site is located in unincorporated Riverside County on the property known as 22750 Carancho Road, approximately 4 miles west of the City of Temecula. The proposed project site is located on Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 933-020-005-6, and the proposed project would develop approximately 4.3 acres of the 72.3-acre parcel. The remainder of the property would continue to be used for avocado farming and unmanaged open space. Refer to Figure 1 for a regional location map and Figure 2 for an aerial map of the project site parcel.
Phayvanh Nanthavongdouangsy, Principal Planner
Riverside County Planning Department
4080 Lemon St., 12th Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Documents