Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 19-0591    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Department Matters
File created: 4/5/2019 In control: Agricultural Commission
On agenda: 4/10/2019 Final action:
Title: Major Zoning Ordinance Amendment Project - Agricultural Related Items (File No.OR17-0002)
Attachments: 1. 19-0591 Staff Memo Major ZO Ag Commission.pdf
Related files: 19-1022
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
No records to display.
Title
Major Zoning Ordinance Amendment Project - Agricultural Related Items (File No.OR17-0002)
Body
The El Dorado County Planning and Building Department, Planning Services Division, Long Range Planning Unit has initiated the Zoning Ordinance Major Amendments project to address issues identified during implementation of the comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Update adopted by the Board of Supervisors on December 15, 2015. The proposed project includes modifications to existing land uses, additional or expanded land uses including agricultural related land uses, improvements to planning permit processing including general review procedures, modifications to public noticing, and several parcel specific rezones.

Zoning Ordinance Proposed Text Amendment: Ranch Marketing Uses for Agricultural Grazing Lands
Currently, the Zoning Ordinance allows commercial activities on agricultural lands which are accessory to an agricultural operation. Such commercial activities includes the following: processing; packaging; sale of agricultural products; bake shop; dining facility; handicrafts; food stand and chuck wagon; and special events. Currently, this land use is allowed only in the Agricultural Grazing (AG) zone. The proposed zoning amendment will allow ranch marketing uses in all agricultural zones including: Agricultural Grazing (AG), Limited Agricultural (LA), and Planned Agricultural (PA). The full text of the proposed agricultural-related amendments are included as Exhibit A.
Zoning Ordinance Proposed Text Amendment: Wineries Full Service Facilities
Currently, the Zoning Ordinance defines a winery as a “facility producing and bottling wine for sale”. Full service facilities are defined as “those facilities used for production, bottling, wine tasting, and retail sales of wine and other incidental goods”. A full service winery use is currently allowed by Conditional Use Permit in the Limited Agricultural (LA) zone if located on property totaling 10 acres or greater. The...

Click here for full text