Tag Archives: Arcata Bottom

Bottoms grow project sees pivotal changes overnight

Bottoms grow project sees pivotal changes overnight

A new project description in a Notice of Public Hearing for the special April 22 Planning Commission meeting on the ALC proposal describes an 8-acre project, far reduced from the original 22.9 acre plan. The newly reformulated project consists of 2.3 acres of outdoor light deprivation cultivation and 5.7 acres in new greenhouses.

Arcata Bottom grow downsized, delayed

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA BOTTOM – Planning Commission consideration of Arcata Land Company’s [ALC] proposed industrial cannabis grow on the Arcata Bottom was delayed last week at the request of the applicant, Lane DeVries.  While DeVries wanted the matter continued from April 1 to the Planco’s April 15 meeting, that agenda is

LAFCo reduces annexation to Arcata’s original request

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) last week reconsidered its controversial January 20 decision to annex not just the land needed for Danco’s Creek Side Homes subdivision and Ennes Park on the Arcata Bottom, but five additional parcels. After hearing from the appellant, property co-owner Sean Armstrong,

Planco hearing on Bottoms grow continues Thursday

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA BOTTOM – It was as though two vastly different projects were under discussion March 18 during the Humboldt County Planning Commission’s consideration of its final agenda item.  One project was a smart, well-regulated and scrupulously managed agricultural enterprise that would help support a major local employer, make large

Kim Puckett: The case against the Arcata Land Company cannabis project

Note: Area residents and others concerned about the proposed 23-acre Arcata Land Company cannabis grow and processing facility have organized in opposition. Below is one of the letters submitted to the Humboldt County Planning Commission in anticipation of its first hearing on the matter, Thursday, March 18. – Ed.  Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021 To:

Arcata Bottom mega-grow in the works

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Major changes to the pastoral Arcata Bottom ranchland west of town, including industrial and housing developments, continued to roil online fora last week. Already on edge over the unexpected annexation of agricultural/residential land into the City of Arcata, the revelation that a massive industrial cannabis project is

Letter: When your farm is folded into Arcata without asking, or being asked

If you received this black and white picture in the mail on New Year’s Eve and you lived in the lower right quarter of the map, would you understand your home was being involuntarily annexed in three weeks? Maybe not if you had confidence in the Arcata City Council process of public hearings about massive

Arcata Bottom annexation historic, but facing demands for reversal

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – At its January 20 meeting, Humboldt’s Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) approved a historic westward expansion of the City of Arcata onto 76.7 acres located on the Arcata Bottom off Foster Avenue. But over the last several days, the approval has been met with shock, suspicion, questions