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Bottoms grow OK’d, neighbors muster appeal

After abundant comment opposing and favoring the project, the commission vote 5–2 to adopt the Mitigated Neg Dec, make findings for approval of the Conditional Use Permit and approve the project, with Commissioners Brian Mitchell and Peggy O’Neill dissenting.

Planco hears Bottoms grow project again tonight

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With more than a month to regroup, advocates for and opponents of the proposed Arcata Land Company industrial cannabis grow proposal for the Arcata Bottom will meet again Thursday night before the Humboldt County Planning Commission. In the intervening month since the first hearing, which was continued

Team 27 is now Team 27th, and wants an EIR for the Arcata Bottom grow

Team 27th News Release Westwood Neighbors call for Sun Valley Cannabis Grow EIR In response to the Sun Valley Group’s plans to build a nearly 9-acre commercial cannabis grow in the Arcata Bottoms, local residents are calling on the Humboldt County Planning Commission to require an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Sun Valley, under the name Arcata

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

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

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

Greg King: Why is Sun Valley spraying toxic chemicals on a new Arcata field?

Don’t be fooled by the expanse of pretty irises growing between Foster Avenue and Bay School Road in the Arcata Bottom.  Earlier this year, Sun Valley Floral Farms sprayed that field with the carcinogen glyphosate (aka Roundup) without adequately informing neighbors, the three nearby schools, or anyone in the densely populated Greenview/Windsong neighborhood of Arcata,

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