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Forefront Power has submitted applications for two separate 2-megawatt Solar Gardens, to be known as Fitzgerald - Shabbona 1 and 2, to be located on 68.83-acre property located on the north side of Preserve Road, approximately 1,500 feet east of University Road, in Shabbona Township: one will be a 15.80–acre facility in the southern portion of the property, and the second will be 17.85–acre facility immediately north of the first facility. The property is zoned A-1, Agricultural District, and solar gardens are a Special Use in that district. Before Special Use Permits can be approved by the DeKalb County Board, a public hearing must be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer.

 

Forefront Power is requesting approval of two Special Use Permits for the proposed solar gardens on the property located on the north side of Preserve Road, Shabbona. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. in the DeKalb County Administrative Center, Conference Room East, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, 60178. Because this will be the only opportunity for public input on this application, all interested persons are encouraged to attend and be heard. The Special Use Permit petitions, SH-18-52 and SH-18-53, are available for inspection at the DeKalb County Community Development Department, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, (815) 895-7188.

 

Site 1

 

The West 930.00 feet of the East 1243.00 feet of the North 742.00 feet of the South 888.00 feet of the Southwest Quarter of Section 13, Township 38 North, Range 3 East of the 4th Principal Meridian, DeKalb County, Illinois.
Contains 15.8 acres

 

And

 

The West 930.00 feet of the East 1243.00 feet of the North 853.00 feet of the South 1741.00 feet of the Southwest Quarter of Section 13, Township 38 North, Range 3 East of the 4th Principal Meridian, DeKalb County, Illinois.
Contains 18.2 acres

 

P.I.N.: 13-13-300-002

 

The applications for the Special Use Permits have been filed in accordance with the requirements of Section 9.02 of the Zoning Ordinance in order to approve the construction of two solar gardens on property zoned A-1, Agricultural District.

 

Marcellus Anderson
Assistant Planner
DeKalb County Community Development Department
Published: The Daily Chronicle, October 20, 2018