D’Arrigo Brothers Agricultural Processing Facility

The proposed project would result in the construction of a 219,000 square foot agricultural processing facility, with a separate 35,000 square foot office building located on 34 acres of commercially productive agricultural land specially designated as ‘Farmland Security Zone’ land, intended to preserve it for agricultural ‘production.’

LandWatch Position: Opposed the Project
Project Status: Approved

Quick Facts

  • The project applicant is D’Arrigo Brothers Company.
  • The project would construct a 219,000 square foot agricultural processing facility and a 35,000 square foot office building on 34 acres designated for agricultural production.
  • The County of Monterey is the lead agency.
  • The project is governed by the policies of the 1982 Monterey County General Plan.

Project Status

  • The County Board of Supervisors approved this project in March 2004.
  • The County prepared a Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration.
  • The project application was submitted in 2002.

Resources at Risk

  • Lack of Adherence to State Law
    The project used a Mitigated Negative Declaration even though there are environmental impacts. The project should undergo complete review through the California Environmental Quality Act.
  • Lack of Due Process
    The entirety of the Mitigated Negative Declaration was not provided for the public and therefore they couldn’t provide substantive comments on the analysis.

LandWatch Involvement

LandWatch engages in the public process in a variety of ways. For this project, here is a list of our engagement strategies.

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