Environmental Studies

Environmental Study for Valley Pure

NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY for Valley Pure Relocation Project (General Plan Amendment/Zone Change 2022-01 and Conditional Use Permit 2022-02).

 

The Valley Pure Relocation Project (proposed Project) consists of a Conditional Use Permit, Zone change, and General Plan Amendment to relocate an existing cannabis dispensary.

The existing dispensary is located at 515 W. Noble Avenue and would be relocated to a site approximately 600 feet to the east – 293 W. Noble Ave. (Assessor Parcel Numbers 128-250-010 and 128-250-024).

 

The proposed new site has an existing 4,800 square foot building (formerly a landscape (rock and groundcover) supply business that would be converted to a cannabis dispensary.

 

In addition to the dispensary, the Project includes a public assembly area for up to 200 people and an overflow gravel parking lot with 68 spaces, immediately east of the existing building.

 

Specifically, the proposed Project includes:

 

•         A Conditional Use Permit to establish the cannabis dispensary,

•         A General Plan Amendment to amend the site “Service Commercial” to “Light Industrial”,

•         Zone Change from CS (Service Commercial) to IL (Light Industrial),

•         Public assembly events would typically occur on Thursdays thru Sundays and could include activities like farmer’s markets, quinceañeras, or cannabis-related events. The public assembly space would also include:

o         Temporary fencing

o         3- portable/mobile light towers

o         40x30 temporary stage

o         Port-a-potties

o         3-10x20 pop-up vending/mobile vending spaces

•         Development of a gravel 68-space temporary overflow parking lot on a portion of the site.

 

An Initial Environmental Study was completed in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  The Initial Study can be reviewed online at the City of Farmersville’s website below.

 

A copy is also available for review at Farmersville City Hall, 909 W. Visalia Road, Farmersville, CA 93223.

 

This Initial Study was undertaken for the purpose of determining whether the project may have a significant effect on the environment.  On the basis of this Initial Study, the City Staff has concluded that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment and has therefore prepared a Draft Negative Declaration.  The Initial Environmental Study reflects the independent judgment of the City.  

 

Public comments on the Negative Declaration will be received by the City through August 20, 2022.  Written comments should be sent to the City’s planning consultant, Collins & Schoettler, 1002 W. Main Street, Visalia, CA 93291 ATTN: Karl Schoettler or by email:  karl@weplancities.com.