On Aug. 11, at its regular meeting, Santa Barbara County’s Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for the Cresco Cannabis Cultivation and Processing Project. 

The project scope has been reduced to no longer include a new storm water detention basin in the environmentally sensitive habitat (ESH) buffer area in the northern portion of the parcel. Instead, the existing onsite storm water detention basins located in the western and southern portions of the parcel will be deepened to accommodate the required storm water capacity. As previously proposed, the existing avocado trees will be removed and the ESH buffer area will be restored with native plants, shrubs and trees. The proposed vegetation will also provide additional screening to the property and proposed structures from Foothill Road, as previously proposed.

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