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Humboldt County Planning Commission
Feb. 16, 2023, 6 p.m.
A. CALL TO ORDER / SALUTE TO FLAG
B. COMMISSIONERS PRESENT
C. AGENDA MODIFICATIONS
D. PUBLIC COMMENTS
E. CONSENT CALENDAR
1. Adoption of Resolution Authorizing Remote Teleconference Meetings of the Humboldt County Planning Commission for the period of February 16, 2022, through February 28, 2022, Pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act.
2. Review and approval of January 19, 2023, Action Summary;
3. Bridgeville Organic Pharms, LLC, Conditional Use Permit and Special Permit Assessor Parcel Number: 210-012-019 Record No.
Attachment 1 - Draft Resolution • Attachment 1A - Conditions of Approval • Attachment 1B - Cultivation and Operations Plan • Attachment 1C - Additional Project Information • Attachment 1D - Site Plan & Premises Diagram • Attachment 2 - Location Maps • Attachment 2A - Watershed Map • Attachment 3 - CEQA Addendum • Attachment 4 - Applicant's Evidence • Attachment 4A - Right to Use and Divert Water Certificate • Attachment 4B - Notice of Applicability • Attachment 4C - Water Resource Protection Plan • Attachment 4D - Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement • Attachment 4E - Well Completion Report • Attachment 4F -Timberland Conversion Evaluation • Attachment 4G - CAL FIRE Dead & Dying Trees Permit • Attachment 4H - Public Works, Land Use Division Road Evaluation Form • Attachment 4I - Property Deed and Easement Rights • Attachment 4J - McClellan Mountain Road Maintenance Agreement Letter • Attachment 4K - Road License Agreement • Attachment 4L - Road License Agreement Extension • Attachment 4M - Diversion Infrastructure Plan • Attachment 4N - Work Completion Report • Attachment 4O - Preliminary OWTS Evaluation Report • Attachment 4P - Generator Specifications • Attachment 4Q - Biological Study • Attachment 4R - Grant Proposal for the Water Storage Program • Attachment 5 - Referral Agency Comments
4. Santos - Final Map Subdivision Application Number
This agenda item is about a proposed subdivision of an approximately 10.51-acre parcel into 45 residential lots in the McKinleyville area near School Road. The project has been approved twice before but the map expired before the remaining phases were completed. The project seeks approval of the remaining phases, a Coastal Development Permit and Special Permit due to the location within an Alquist-Priolo Fault Hazard Zone, and an exception to the solar shading requirements for two of the lots. The Planning Commission will consider a resolution which finds that no further environmental review is required and makes all of the necessary findings for approval of the subdivision.
Socrates: Good morning everyone, I would like to open the discussion on the Santos Final Map Subdivision. Can anyone tell me what this project entails?
Planning Commission Member: The project seeks approval of the remaining phases of a major subdivision that expired in recent years. The first two phases have been completed resulting in the creation of 43 residential parcels and the remaining three phases will result in the creation of 45 additional lots. Approval of the Coastal Development Permit and Special Permit is also being sought.
Socrates: What changes have been proposed to the previously approved project?
Planning Commission Member: No changes to the previously approved project are proposed.
Socrates: What is the location of the property?
Planning Commission Member: The site is located in the County of Humboldt, in the McKinleyville area, on the north side of School Road near its intersection with Windsor Road.
Socrates: What are the environmental impacts of this project?
Planning Commission Member: On March 6, 2008, during original approval of the project, the Humboldt County Planning Commission adopted a Mitigated Negative Declaration (SCH# 2008012016). On September 1, 2011, the Planning Commission approved an Addendum to the MND and modification of the project. Further environmental review is not required as no changes to the previously approved project are proposed. The site is located within a Noise Impact combining zone due to its proximity to School Road. The project proposes to construct a 6-foot high fence/sound wall and berm to mitigate noise impact consistent with Plan policies. The parcel is located within the Alquist-Priolo Fault Hazard zone, and a special permit is required to be processed in association with a Final Map Subdivision within the Alquist-Priolo Fault Hazar Zone.
Staff Report • Attachment 1 - Draft Resolution • Attachment 1A - Conditions of Approval • Attachment 1B - Public Works Conditions of Approval • Attachment 1C - Tentative Map • Attachment 2 - Location Map • Attachment 2A - McKinleyville Ave - Off-Site Improvement Plan • Attachment 2B - Phasing Plan • Attachment 3 - Solar Shading Exception Request • Attachment 4 - Referral Agency Comments & Recommendations
5. Punta Canna, LLC, Conditional Use Permit and Special Permit Assessor’s Parcel Numbers: 216-317-006 and 216-317-004 Record Number
F. OLD BUSINESS
G. PUBLIC HEARINGS
1. Georgi Aleksandrov Conditional Use Permit and Special Permit Assessor’s Parcel Number: 220-071-008 Record Number.
A property owner in Humboldt County has applied for a Conditional Use Permit and Special Permit to allow 22,000 square feet of existing mixed light cannabis cultivation and 2,800 square feet of ancillary propagation. The project will require approval from the Planning Commission and complies with the County's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. Recommendations for the approval include reducing the overall amount of cannabis to 22,000 square feet and reducing the ancillary nursery space to 10% of the cultivation area. The project will also require approval from the State Water Resources Control Board and comply with the California Forest Practice Rules.
… or, as a high-energy radio advertisement!
Are you a cannabis enthusiast in Humboldt County? Get ready to experience the future of cannabis cultivation with Georgi Aleksandrov's Conditional Use Permit and Special Permit! This permit is for 22,000 square feet of existing mixed light cannabis cultivation and 2,800 square feet of ancillary propagation. You can enjoy the benefits of the existing spring diversion and 62,000 gallon water storage. Plus, drying and curing will occur onsite with all other processing taking place at a licensed processing or manufacturing facility. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to be part of the cannabis revolution in Humboldt County. Come to the meeting of 2/16/2023 and support the Georgi Aleksandrov Conditional Use Permit and Special Permit. Together, let's make cannabis history!
Attachment 5 - Referral Agency Comments and Recommendations • Staff Report • Attachment 1 - Draft Resolution • Attachment 1A - Conditions of Approval • Attachment 1B - Cultivation and Operations Plan • Attachment 1C - Additional Project Information • Attachment 1D - Site Plan • Attachment 2 - Location Maps • Attachment 2A - Watershed Map • Attachment 3 - CEQA Addendum • Attachment 4 - Applicant's Evidence in Support of Required Findings • Attachment 4A - Right to Divert and Use Water Certificate • Attachment 4B - Water Resource Protection Plan • Attachment 4D - Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement • Attachment 4E - Timber Conversion Evaluation Report • Attachment 4F - Public Works Road Evaluation Report Form (signed)
2. Karuk Housing Authority Planned Development Permit Application Number PLN-2022-17806 Assessor Parcel Number (APN) 529-111-007 38030 State Hwy 96, Orleans, CA 95556 A Planned Development Permit (PDP) for the construction of eight individual two-bedroom housing units on a single in-fill parcel for the Karuk Tribal Housing Authority that will be served with onsite sewer and community water. The PDP is requested to facilitate the development of multiple single-family units on one legal lot. The unit
The County of Humboldt is considering a Planned Development Permit (PDP) to allow the construction of eight individual two-bedroom housing units on a single in-fill parcel for the Karuk Tribal Housing Authority. These units will be subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and will be offered as low-income, for-rent housing. The development of these units will require a new onsite, package wastewater treatment system and will potentially represent a loading reduction of forty percent compared to the existing onsite mobile home/RV park. The proposed project is consistent with the goals of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation through the use of flexible standards and the facilitation of opportunities for affordable residential units.
We’re discussing the Karuk Housing Authority Planned Development Permit Application Number PLN-2022-17806 today. The project includes 8 individual two-bedroom housing units on a single in-fill parcel. The units will be affordable, for-rent housing, subsidized by HUD. #HumboldtCounty #KarukHousing #AffordableHousing
The project location is in Humboldt County, near the Orleans area, on the North side of State Highway 96. The max residential density is 1 dwelling unit per acre. There are no major concerns. #HumboldtCounty #KarukHousing #AffordableHousing
Water and sewer services will be provided by the Orleans Community Services District. The project will develop its own conventional septic system, a single system serving all 8 single-family units. #HumboldtCounty #KarukHousing #AffordableHousing
CalFire commented that the project may be subject to a Less-Than-3 Acre Conversion Exemption and that a Professional Forester will need to review the project site. The requirement to hire a Professional Forester is included as a proposed condition. #HumboldtCounty #KarukHousing #AffordableHousing
The project has been reviewed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as a project federally funded by HUD, as required prior to commitment of grant funding. The NEPA Environmental Assessment concluded with a Finding of No Significant Impact. #HumboldtCounty #KarukHousing #AffordableHousing
All commenting agencies have recommended approval or conditional approval. The project addresses all requirements of Section 314-31.1, Planned Development. #HumboldtCounty #KarukHousing #AffordableHousing
Staff Report • Attachment 1 - Draft Resolution • Attachment 1A - Conditions of Approval • Attachment 1B - Planned Development Site Plan • Attachment 1C - Elevations • Attachment 1D - Floor Plans • Attachment 3 - Applicant’s Evidence In Support of The Required Findings • Attachment 3A - HUD NEPA EA • Attachment 3B - Biological Resources Assessment • Attachment 3C - OWTS Design - Single Unit • Attachment 3D - OWTS Report Cumulative • Attachment 4 - Referral Agency Comments and Recommendations
3. William Cosby Special Permit Record Number
A property owner in McKinleyville, CA is applying for a Special Permit to build a 3,200 square foot storage building on a 3,696 square foot concrete slab. The purpose of the building is to store recreational vehicles and a backhoe that have historically been stored outdoors. The Planning Commission is considering the application and will decide if the proposed project complies with the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, and if it is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act.
The room was filled with people as the planning commission began their meeting. William Cosby, the applicant for the proposed Special Permit, was seated nervously at the front of the room. He was dressed in a crisp suit and was accompanied by his agent, Keith Castonguay.
The planning commission began the meeting by introducing the agenda item. They asked Mr. Cosby to explain his plans for the project. Mr. Cosby stood and began to explain the proposed project, the desired purpose of the storage building, and the way in which it would benefit the area. He addressed the strict zoning regulations of the area and the reasons why he required a Special Permit.
The planning commission asked questions about the size of the building, the materials used, and the impact it would have on the environment. Mr. Cosby answered all of their questions to the best of his ability, providing evidence to back up his claims. He also addressed the concerns of the neighborhood compatibility, reassuring the commission that the building would not be an eyesore and that it would fit in with the surrounding area.
After Mr. Cosby had finished answering all of the questions, the planning commission discussed amongst themselves. After a few moments, they decided that the project was in compliance with the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance and was exempt from CEQA. They also agreed that the Special Permit should be approved, with the recommended conditions of approval.
The room erupted in applause as the planning commission declared their decision. William Cosby had successfully been granted the Special Permit. He thanked the commission for their time and consideration, and left the room with a sense of relief.
Staff Report • Attachment 1 - Draft Resolution • Attachment 1A - Conditions of Approval • Attachment 1B - Site Plan • Attachment 1C - Construction Plans • Attachment 2 - Location Map • Attachment 3 - Referral Agency Comments
4. Moser Properties Extension of Parcel Map Subdivision Application Number
The County of Humboldt is proposing a two-year extension to an approved Final Map Subdivision for the creation of 12 commercial lots within the Airport Business Park. The lots will be created from two Remainder Parcels from the original subdivision and will be served by community water and sewer. The Planning Commission will consider the extension and decide if the project complies with the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. This is the second extension request and if approved, the extension will expire on February 5, 2025.
Love at the Airport Business Park
The sun was just beginning to set on the horizon, casting a pinkish-orange glow on the rolling hills of the Airport Business Park. Stephen Moser stood atop the hill, admiring the view of the valley below. He had been dreaming of this moment for years - the moment when his dream of the perfect commercial lots would become a reality.
Stephen's thoughts were interrupted by a noise coming from behind him. He turned to see a young woman walking up the hill, her long dark hair blowing in the breeze. She had a purposeful stride and a confident air about her. Stephen couldn't help but be drawn to her.
The woman approached Stephen and introduced herself as Maria. She had come to the Airport Business Park to work on the Final Map Subdivision, and Stephen was instantly intrigued. He told her about his dream of the perfect commercial lots, and she was entranced. They talked for hours, and Stephen could feel his heart beating faster as he looked into her eyes.
The sun had set, and Maria had to go. But before she left, she asked Stephen to take her on a tour of the subdivision. Excited and a bit nervous, Stephen showed her the lots he had planned out. As they walked, they talked about their dreams and aspirations. They talked about their families and their childhoods. They shared stories and laughs, and Stephen felt something he had never felt before - a connection.
The tour ended, and Stephen couldn't bear to see Maria go. He asked if she'd like to have dinner with him, and she happily accepted. They went to a small Italian restaurant nearby and talked late into the night. Stephen felt like he could tell her anything, and he realized that he was falling in love.
The next morning, Maria had to leave for work. But before she left, she asked Stephen to take her on one more tour of the subdivision. As they walked, Stephen felt like he was in a dream. He was in love, and he knew that Maria felt the same way.
The two continued to spend time together, and over the next two years, their love for each other only grew stronger. Stephen's dream of the perfect commercial lots was finally coming true, and he was happier than ever. He and Maria were married on the site of the subdivision, and it was the happiest day of their lives.
Today, Stephen and Maria are still
Staff Report • Attachment 1 - Draft Resolution • Attachment 1A- Conditions of Approval • Attachment 1B- Public Works Conditions of Approval • Attachment 1C- Tentative Map • Attachment 2 - Location Map • Attachment 3- IS-MND • Attachment 4 - Addendum to MND • Attachment 5 - PC Resolution 19-10_Moser_14262 (1) • Attachment 6 - PC Resolution 21-51_Moser_14262 (2) • Attachment 7 - Referral Responses
H. ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT
I. REPORT FROM PLANNER
1. County Council Assembly Bill 2449 presentation on new rules for the Humboldt County Planning Commission.
J. PLANNING COMMISSION DISCUSSION ITEMS