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Sunvest Solar, Inc. has submitted applications for two separate 2-megawatt Solar Gardens to be located at the corner of State Route 72 and Pleasant Hill Road: one is a 10–acre facility on property located on the southeast corner of the intersection, and the second is an 11–acre solar garden on northeast corner of the intersection. The properties are both zoned A-1, Agricultural District, and solar gardens are a Special Use in that district. Before a Special Use Permit can be approved by the DeKalb County Board, a public hearing must be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer.


Sunvest is requesting approval of a Special Use Permit for the proposed solar gardens at the intersection of State Route 72 and Pleasant Hill Road, Kingston. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 1:00 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, KI-18-12 and KI-18-13, are available for inspection at the DeKalb County Community Development Department, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, (815) 895-7188


PART OF THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID WEST HALF; THENCE NORTH (ASSUMED BEARING) ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID WEST HALF, 1,485.78 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF ILLINOIS ROUTE 72; THENCE SOUTH 86 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, 1,329.00 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID WEST HALF; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 1,419.80 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID WEST HALF; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID WEST HALF, 1,330.74 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

 

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PART OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTH WEST CORNER OF SAID SOUTH EAST 1/4, THENCE SOUTHERLY, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTH EAST 1/4, 540.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND; THENCE EASTERLY, PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH EAST 1/4,1333.36 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTH WEST 1/4 OF SAID SOUTH EAST 1/4; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 551.53 TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF THE CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE, ST. PAUL AND PACIFIC RAILROAD; THENCE WESTERLY, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY, 1334.77 FEET TO THE SAID WEST LINE OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID WEST LINE, 483.47 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, SITUATED IN KINGSTON TOWNSHIP, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS.


P.I.N.s: 02-23-400-005 and 02-23-400-006


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 solar gardens on properties zoned A-1, Agricultural District.


Marcellus Anderson
Assistant Planner
DeKalb County Community Development Department
Published: The Daily Chronicle, June 23, 2018