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US Solar has submitted applications for two separate 2-megawatt Solar Gardens, to be known as USS Sycamore Solar 1 and 2, on a 19.5-acre parcel on the south side of Bethany Road, approximately 600 feet west of Airport Road: one is a 9.4–acre facility occupying the western portion of the parcel, and the second is a 8–acre facility occupying the eastern portion of the property. 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.

 

US Solar is requesting approval of two Special Use Permits for the proposed solar gardens on property along Bethany Road, Sycamore. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, November 8 2018, at 2:30 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-18-50 and CO-18-51, are available for inspection at the DeKalb County Community Development Department, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, (815) 895-7188.


US Solar has submitted applications for two separate 2-megawatt Solar Gardens, to be known as USS Sycamore Solar 1 and 2, on a 19.5-acre parcel on the south side of Bethany Road, approximately 600 feet west of Airport Road: one is a 9.4–acre facility occupying the western portion of the parcel, and the second is a 8–acre facility occupying the eastern portion of the property. 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.

 

US Solar is requesting approval of two Special Use Permits for the proposed solar gardens on property along Bethany Road, Sycamore. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, November 8 2018, at 2:30 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-18-50 and CO-18-51, are available for inspection at the DeKalb County Community Development Department, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, (815) 895-7188.

 

That part of Sections 9 and 10, Township 40 North, Range 5, East of the Third Principal Meridian, in Dekalb County, Illinois, described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Section 10; thence Easterly along the North line of said Section 10, corner of said Section 10; thence Easterly along the North line of said Section 10, a distance of 329.0 feet to the center line of Airport Road; thence Southerly along said center line, 716.5 feet to the center line of Bethany Road; thence Westerly at an angle of 9 degrees 15 minutes measured counterclockwise from the last described course along the center line of said Bethany Road, a distance of 522.88 feet; thence Southerly at an angle of 98 degrees 17 minutes measured clockwise from the last described course parallel with the West line of Kelly's Subdivision on said Sections 9 and 10, a distance of 336.0 feet; thence Easterly at an angle of 81 degrees 43 minutes measured clockwise from the last described course parallel with the center line of Bethany Road, a distance of 178.25 feet to the West line of said Kelly's Subdivision; thence Southerly along the West line of Kelly's Subdivision, a distance of 623.29 feet to a point that is 156.11 feet North of the Southwest corner of Lot 7 in said Kelly's subdivision; thence Westerly at an angle of 94 degrees 40 minutes measured counterclockwise from the last described course, a distance of 1012.45 feet to a point on a claim and fence line; thence Northerly at an angle of 82 degrees, 47 minutes, 37 seconds measured counterclockwise from the last described course, a distance of 898.4 feet to a point on the center line of said Bethany Road; thence Northwesterly at an angle of 83 degrees 38 minutes measured clockwise from the last described course along the former center line of Bethany Road, before its relocation, a distance of 389.0 feet; thence Northerly at an angle of 97 degrees 09 minutes measured counterclockwise from the last described course, a distance of 729.0 feet to the North line of said Section 9; thence Easterly along the North line of said Section 9, a distance of 1297.4 feet to the point of beginning, all in Cortland Township, Dekalb County, Illinois; lying south of Bethany Road.

 

P.I.N.: 09-09-200-010

 

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