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File #: 19-0514    Version: 1 Name: IS No. 6205, CUP No. 3281, and VA No. 4023
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/16/2019 In control: Public Works & Planning
On agenda: 6/4/2019 Final action: 6/4/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: 1. Consider and adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared for an Agricultural Commercial Center (Initial Study Application No. 6205/State Clearinghouse #2019029118); and 2. Determine that the required Findings specified in Fresno County Zoning Ordinance Section 873-F and Section 877-A can be made and approve Classified Conditional Use Permit Application No. 3281 to allow an Agricultural Commercial Center consisting of a market with fuel sales, and Variance Application No. 4023 to allow the creation of a 2.36-acre parcel and a 16.32-acre parcel from a 0.53-acre parcel and an 18.15-acre parcel (minimum 20 acres required) by means of a property line adjustment. The project site is located on the northeast corner of Conejo and Highland Avenues, approximately two miles southwest of the nearest city limits of the City of Selma, within the AE-20 (Exclusive Agricultural, 20-acre minimum parcel size) Zone District. (APN 393-280-77S and 393-280-84S).
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Attachment A - C, 3. Additional Information
DATE: June 4, 2019

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Steven E. White, Director
Department of Public Works and Planning

SUBJECT: Initial Study No. 6205, Classified Conditional Use Permit Application No. 3281, and Variance Application No. 4023 (Applicant: Obadi Kassim)

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
1. Consider and adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared for an Agricultural Commercial Center (Initial Study Application No. 6205/State Clearinghouse #2019029118); and

2. Determine that the required Findings specified in Fresno County Zoning Ordinance Section 873-F and Section 877-A can be made and approve Classified Conditional Use Permit Application No. 3281 to allow an Agricultural Commercial Center consisting of a market with fuel sales, and Variance Application No. 4023 to allow the creation of a 2.36-acre parcel and a 16.32-acre parcel from a 0.53-acre parcel and an 18.15-acre parcel (minimum 20 acres required) by means of a property line adjustment.

The project site is located on the northeast corner of Conejo and Highland Avenues, approximately two miles southwest of the nearest city limits of the City of Selma, within the AE-20 (Exclusive Agricultural, 20-acre minimum parcel size) Zone District. (APN 393-280-77S and 393-280-84S).
REPORT
This item comes before your Board with a unanimous recommendation for approval from the Planning Commission (8 to 0, one Commissioner absent). Per Section 873-E.2 of the Fresno County Zoning Ordinance, the Planning Commission's action to recommend approval of an Agricultural Commercial Center is an advisory action to your Board. Further, both Applications [Conditional Use Permit (CUP) and Variance (VA)] are being brought before your Board for consideration, as they represent an interrelated request for a single project. A summary of the Planning Commission's Action is included in Attachment A.

The project site is currently restricted by Williamson Act Contract No. 5261. The proposal is not a compatib...

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