Los Angeles-based Fuego Farms LLC wants to construct the cultivation site in the unincorporated area at 22750 Carancho Road, east of El Calamar Road, and west of Deluz Road. The site is 72.15 acres, according to California Environmental Quality Act documents.
Murrieta City Council Members Lori Stone and Lisa DeForest brought the matter forward, and on Dec. 21 a special City Council meeting was held to discuss whether the city should raise formal objections to the county about the proposed project. DeLuz is in Temecula’s sphere of influence.
The proposed project includes 17 new greenhouses totaling 63,744 square feet, and one new 4,800-square-foot steel structure for crop processing, according to the CEQA documents.
Members of the public who are opposed to the project have concerns with the size and “fit” of the proposed operation within the rural DeLuz community, city documents show.