CALIFORNIA CITY — The City Council on Tuesday will consider a development agreement with a firm seeking to develop a collection of marijuana businesses extending from cultivation to distribution in a business park setting.
The Council meeting begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 21000 Hacienda Blvd.
The Planning Commission voted 4-0 at its Jan. 7 meeting to forward the agreement with Attil Farms to the Council with a recommendation for its approval.
Attil Farms is seeking to operate marijuana greenhouses, manufacturing warehouses, a distribution warehouse and commercial operations facilities on approximately 20 acres the company owns in the 21000 block of Maverick Street and California City Boulevard, according to the staff report.
As part of the development agreement, which sets a timeline for development and establishes set uses for the property regardless of any ensuing zoning changes, the city will guarantee to reserve 100 marijuana permits for the project. The individual businesses must qualify for the permits under the city’s regulations, according to the agreement.
In exchange, Attil Farms agrees to landscape the front of the development project for the entire length along the California City Boulevard frontage road, and has agreed to make improvements to the intersection with the main part of California City Boulevard. Additional improvements to Maverick Street include relocating electrical poles, adding acceleration and deceleration lanes and turning lanes.
The company also agrees to install and use a metered agricultural water well until the development is connected to the city’s water system, according to the staff report.
Attil Farms will still need to obtain special use and regulatory permits for the project, even with a development agreement in place.
If approved by the Council, the agreement would be effective for three years after operations begin, which can be no more than one year following its execution.
A seven-year extension is also possible under the terms.