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Board of Zoning Adjustments Meeting

November 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM

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

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Roll Call
Greg Carr
Larry Reed
Paula Cook
Pamela Davis
Willie Lamberson, Chair

Staff Members
Jennifer Barrett
Brian Millar, Contract Planner
Blake Hillegas
Danielle Letourneau, Secretary
Leslie Thomsen, County Counsel

Item Number: 1
Time:1:05 PM
File Number: UPE15-0051
Staff: Brian Millar
Applicant: Brelje & Race
Owner: John Balleto
Continued from: N/A
Env Doc: Negative Declaration
Proposal: Request for a Use Permit Modification to add up to 20 agricultural promotional events plus seven industry-wide event days per year to a previously approved 208-acre winery site.  The proposal is for 4 events of 100 to 175 people, 6 events of 50 to 100 people, and 10 events for 25 to 50 people. Events will include catered sit-down meals featuring locally produced foods and wine pairings.  Foods will be prepared in a proposed commercial kitchen.  Proposed events will occur on weekdays and weekends from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM with clean-up concluding by 10:00 PM. Events with fewer than 50 people may have live, but not amplified, music.  Larger events may have amplified music, which would conclude by 9:00 PM.

5700 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa

APN: 060-010-036
District: 5
Zoning: Land Extensive Agriculture B6 (LEA), and Valley Oak Habitat (VOH)
Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

Commissioner Carr
Commissioner Reed
Commissioner Cook                                                       
Commissioner Davis
Commissioner Lamberson


Item Number: 2
Time:1:30 PM
File Number: PLP15-0060
Staff: Blake Hillegas
Applicant: Bill Hooper
Owner: Kenwood-BPSC Hunt Club LLC
Continued from: N/A
Env Doc:

Mitigated Negative Declaration

Proposal: Appeal of staff’s administrative approval of a Conditional Use Permit modification authorizing a new 26,802 square foot hunting clubhouse, a 1.5 acre fly casting pond, and an 85 foot tall sporting clay shooting tower and related facilities on 978.5 acres utilized as a hay farm and hunting club.  The project includes a proposed lot line adjustment between the 825.6 acre hay farm/hunting club property (Lot A) under a non-prime land conservation contract and an associated 152.9 acre parcel (Lot B) containing levees, riparian wetland sloughs and adjoining hay land.  The Lot Line Adjustment is subject to Board of Supervisors approval due to the Land Conservation Act contract. The proposal is to remove 89 acres of land for the clubhouse from the contract and add 89 acres of the levee and wetland slough parcel to the reconfigured 825.6 acre contract parcel.

6600 Noble Road


068-190-005, -007, -008, -009, -013, -015, -017 and 068-180 -008

District: 1
Zoning: LEA (Land Extensive Agriculture) B6 100, Z (Accessory Dwelling Exclusion) F2 (Flood Plain) RC 50/25 (Riparian Corridor) SR (Scenic Resource)
Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

Commissioner Carr
Commissioner Reed                                                      
Commissioner Cook
Commissioner Davis
Commissioner Lamberson


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Items scheduled on the agenda In order to expedite the meeting, it is requested that you fill out a speaker card before speaking.

The Planning Commission 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 and Resource Management Department, 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 Planning Commission after distribution of the Agenda packet are available for public inspection at the above address. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

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