Public Hearings

September 23, 2021

The Caroline County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Services Center Auditorium, located at 17202 Richmond Turnpike, Milford, Virginia, to consider the following requests:

SPEX-07-2021 – Upshaw, Dorothy, Owner / Muskie Solar, LLC, by EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions, Inc, Applicant: Request a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Article XVII, Section 13 (Standards for Special Use Permits) and Article IV, Section 5.40 (Minor Solar Energy Project) of the Caroline County Zoning Ordinance on a portion of tax map numbers 54-A-36 and 54-A-58 consisting of 32 acres, more or less. This property is located on Route 664 (Balty Road), approximately 0.7 miles south of Route 639 (Ladysmith Road), Mattaponi Voting District. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan designates this property as Rural Preservation. Proposed Use: Minor Solar Energy Project (4.9 MW).

SPEX-08-2021 – Upshaw, Dorothy, Owner / Shad Solar, LLC, by EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions, Inc., Applicant: Request a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Article XVII, Section 13 (Standards for Special Use Permits) and Article IV, Section 5.40 (Minor Solar Energy Project) of the Caroline County Zoning Ordinance on a portion of tax map numbers 54-A-36 and 54-A-58 consisting of 44 acres, more or less. This property is located at on Route 664 (Balty Road), approximately 0.7 miles south of Route 639 (Ladysmith Road), Mattaponi Voting District. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan designates this property as Rural Preservation. Proposed Use: Minor Solar Energy Project (4.9 MW).

SPEX-09-2021 – Mitchell, Barbara; Dove, Jeffrey; Engel Farms, Inc.; Schermerhorn, Natalie, Owners; Frog Solar Center, LLC Applicant: Request a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Article XVII, Section 13 (Standards for Special Use Permits) and Article XV, Section 23.6 (Solar Energy Overlay District, General District Standards). The purpose of this special exception request is to modify standard 23.6.2 of Article XV, Section 23 to allow a major solar energy project to be located within ½ mile of a designated growth area as identified in the Caroline Comprehensive Plan. This project includes tax map #102-A-86; 102-A-87; 102-A-89; 103-A-13; 103-A-14, 103-A-21; 103-A-50; 103-A-51; 103-A-52; 103-A-53; 103-A-55; 103-A-56; 103-A-57; 103-A-58; 103-A-59; 109-A-3; 109-A-49A; consisting of 914 acres, more or less. This property is primarily located south of Route 600 (Frog Level Road), west of Route 601 (Edgar Road) and north of Route 694 (Courtney Road), Reedy Church Voting District. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan designates this property as being within the Dawn Land Use Plan as Rural Preservation and Village Conservation.

SPEX-10-2021 – Mitchell, Barbara; Dove, Jeffrey; Engel Farms, Inc.; Schermerhorn, Natalie, Owners; Frog Solar Center, LLC Applicant:: Request a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Article XVII, Section 13 (Standards for Special Use Permits) and Article XV, Section 23, Solar Energy Overlay District of the Caroline County Zoning Ordinance on tax map #102-A-86; 102-A-87; 102-A-89; 103-A-13; 103-A-14, 103-A-21; 103-A-50; 103-A-51; 103-A-52; 103-A-53; 103-A-55; 103-A-56; 103-A-57; 103-A-58; 103-A-59; 109-A-3; 109-A-49A; consisting 914 acres, more or less. This property is primarily located south of Route 600 (Frog Level Road), west of Route 601 (Edgar Road) and north of Route 694 (Courtney Road), Reedy Church Voting District. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan designates this property as being within the Dawn Land Use Plan as Rural Preservation and Village Conservation. Proposed Use: Major Solar Energy Project (71 MW).

Any persons desiring to be heard in favor of or in opposition to the above are hereby invited to be present at the Public Hearing. Those citizens with special needs are asked to contact Planning & Community Development at (804) 633-4303 at least 5 days prior to the hearing.

Copies of the above are on file in the Department of Planning & Community Development, 233 West Broaddus Avenue, Bowling Green, Virginia 22427, 804.633.4303.

The meeting will be streamed live on the Internet via YouTube channel Caroline County Virginia Government at the following link:: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPjBwPjQnTZdfcy5ySZcqAg

Michael A. Finchum

Director of Planning & Community Development