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SolarStone has submitted applications for two separate, 2-megawatt solar gardens, to be known as Sycamore Solar Projects #1 and #2, on a 59.1-acre property at the southwest corner of State Route 64 and Larson Road: #1 will be 14.70 acres and will occupy the northeast corner of the property; and #2 will be 14.3 acres and will be located immediately south of site #1. 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.  

 

SolarStone is requesting approval of two Special Use Permits for the proposed solar gardens on property along Larson Road, Sycamore.  A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 3:30 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, CO-18-57 and CO-18-58, are available for inspection at the DeKalb County Community Development Department, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, (815) 895-7188.

 

Sycamore Solar Project #1

 

THAT PART OF THE WEST HALF OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:


COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID WEST HALF; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID WEST HALF, 1066.77 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF LARSON ROAD; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, 1098.51 FEET; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY, NORMAL FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 138.00 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY, NORMAL FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE AND PARALLEL WITH SAID CENTERLINE, 620.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY, NORMAL FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 935.00 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY, NORMAL FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 605.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY, NORMAL FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 935.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY, NORMAL FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 605.00 FEET TO SAID POINT OF BEGINNING.

 

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Sycamore Solar Project #2

 

THAT PART OF THE WEST HALF OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:


COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID WEST HALF; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID WEST HALF, 1066.77 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF LARSON ROAD; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, 1098.51 FEET; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY, NORMAL FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 138.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY, NORMAL FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 475.00 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY, NORMAL FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 290.00 FEET; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY, NORMAL FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 910.00 FEET; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY, NORMAL FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 330.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY, NORMAL FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 1385.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY, NORMAL FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE AND PARALLEL WITH SAID CENTERLINE, 620.00 FEET TO SAID POINT OF BEGINNING.

 

P.I.N.: 09-01-300-006

 

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 two solar gardens on property zoned A-1, Agricultural District.

 

Marcellus Anderson
Assistant Planner
DeKalb County Community Development Department

Published: The Daily Chronicle, November 10, 2018