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Posted on: September 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Directors Determination notice for Kalifornia Distilleries, Inc.

Murrieta California




Minor Conditional Use Permit (MCUP) 2020-2213

MINOR CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (MCUP) 2020-2213: A Minor Conditional Use Permit is requested by Kalifornia Distilleries, Inc., for an Eating and Drinking Establishment (on-site tasting of craft spirits) under a Type 74 license, within a beverage production facility that manufactures the same products. The subject use is proposed to be located 41638 Eastman Drive, Suite A, located East of Adams Avenue and north of Corporate Center Drive (APN: 909-351-029).

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN for the above described project and the following: 


The City of Murrieta conducted a review of the project and the City Planner (On behalf of the Director) has made a preliminary determination to approve the project consistent with applicable findings. The City Planner will consider all comments before a final decision is made on proposed Minor Conditional Use Permit (MCUP) 2020-2213.


The City of Murrieta conducted a preliminary environmental review of the project and the City Planner (On behalf of the Director) has made the following preliminary environmental determination pursuant CEQA Guidelines:

Categorical Exemption: The project meets the criteria as set forth in State CEQA Guidelines Section 15332 (In-Fill Developments) due to the following reasons:    

a)         The Project is consistent with the General Plan as well as any applicable zoning designations and regulations;

b)         The proposed development occurs within city limits on a project site no more than 5 acres substantially surrounded by urban uses;

c)         The project site has no habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species;

d)         There will be no significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality;

e)         The site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services.



 Any person may submit written comments on the preliminary project determination no later than 10 days after the date of this notice.

A public hearing at the Planning Commission can be requested no later than 10 days after the date of this notice for consideration of the project application.

State law provides that if you challenge the City’s action on this project in court you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing (if requested with this application) or described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to, or prior to the public hearing (if requested with this application)

If the last day to file a request for a public hearing on the above application falls on a legal holiday recognized by the city or on a Saturday or Sunday, the following business day shall be deemed the last day to file the request.

The proposed project application, plans, environmental documentation, technical studies, and other related information may be reviewed at the Planning Division office at City Hall Monday – Thursday from 7:30 - 5:00 p.m. and every other Friday from 8:30 – 4:00 p.m. or at Planning Division’s website: Please contact the Planning Division at (951) 461-6060 with any questions or to assist you further. You are welcome to review the project plan(s) and information.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, please contact staff for further assistance, or visit COVID-19 updates webpage. You may request a copy of the above-described items and draft decision. This can be mailed, or emailed to you by calling project planner: Jarrett Ramaiya, City Planner, (951) 461-6069, [email protected] . Staff will make themselves available via phone to go over any questions and/or concerns that you may have with the proposal.

Comments on the project application and/or a request for a Public Hearing may be submitted to following:

City of Murrieta, Development Services Department, Attn: Jarrett Ramaiya, City Planner, 1 Town Square, Murrieta, CA 92562 or [email protected].

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