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Board of Zoning Adjustments Meeting

July 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Permit Sonoma
2550 Ventura Avenue
Hearing Room
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465074, -122.723705

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Agenda

Meeting No.: 19-20

Roll Call
Larry Reed
Paula Cook
Ariel Kelley 
Pam Davis
Dick Fogg, Chair

Staff Members
Milan Nevajda
Alberto Santos-Davidson
Arielle Kohn, Secretary
Jennifer Klein, Chief Deputy County Counsel

  • 1:00 PM Call to order and Pledge of Allegiance. Please Be Courteous - Turn off cell phones and pagers while the meeting is in session.
  • Correspondence
  • Planning Commission/Board of Supervisors Actions
  • Commissioner Announcements/Disclosures

Board of Zoning Adjustments Regular Calendar

Item Number: 1
Time:1:20 PM
File Number: UPE18-0006
Staff: Alberto Santos-Davidson
Applicant: Alexander Schmitt, Nash 1, LLC 
Owner: Alexander Schmitt, Nathaniel G. Kelly
Continued from: N/A
Env Doc: Categorically exempt per Section 15301 (Existing Facilities) as an existing industrial facility converting one use to another and involving only minor interior construction for tenant improvements. 
Proposal:

Request for a five-year limited-term Minor Use Permit for a cannabis manufacturing, distributing and transporting facility totaling 7,226 square feet within an existing 13,500- square-foot structure on a 0.78-acre parcel. A total of 2,784 square feet of the building will be used for cannabis manufacturing including storing, packaging, and distilling; including a commercial kitchen and two freezers. Approximately 2,413 square feet of the building will be used for offices, restrooms, break rooms, circulation, vestibules, and a conference room.

The remaining 2,029 square feet of the building will be a distribution area. The project will have a total of 12 employees and will operate seven days a week, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Delivery and shipping activities are limited to the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM seven days a week. 

Location: 3635 Standish Avenue, Santa Rosa  
APN: 134-102-077 
District: 5
Zoning: Heavy Industrial (M2), Valley Oak Habitat (VOH)  
Action:

Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

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Public Appearances – The Board of Zoning Adjustments invites public participation regarding the affairs of the County. Any person desiring to speak on any matter which is not scheduled on this agenda may do so. Public Comments on items not listed on the agenda may be held from 1:05 PM to 1:25 PM with the balance of comments at the end of the agenda. Comments may be limited to three minutes, or as imposed at the discretion of the Chair. Under State Law, matters presented during public appearances cannot be discussed or acted upon by the Board of Zoning Adjustments members. 

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The Board of Zoning Adjustments also invites interested persons to submit written comments and presentation, which will be entered into the permanent record. Written comments and presentations may be submitted prior to the meeting by mail addressed to: Permit Sonoma, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. You may also hand-deliver comments and presentations to the above address. Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Board of Zoning Adjustments after distribution of the Agenda packet are available for public inspection at the above address. Office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Monday and Tuesday, 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Wednesday, and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Thursday and Friday.

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