Feb. 17 Planning Commission Meeting to consider special exception for GRU solar array

Press release from Alachua County

The Alachua County Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at the Alachua County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, Gainesville). The hybrid meeting begins at 6 p.m. This is a hybrid meeting. The public may attend and participate (offer comments) in this meeting virtually and in-person.

The public who attend in-person must wear a facial covering at all times. Public seating will be made available up to the capacity that permits adequate social distancing.

The public may attend virtually through Cox Channel 12 and the County’s Video on Demand website. For meeting audio-only, call 301-715-8592, and when prompted, use meeting code 670 965 3024.

For public who attend virtually, once public comment is opened for an item under discussion, please call 929-505-6099 (enter meeting code 273 174 8038). Callers will be put in a queue, and prompted when it is their turn to speak. TO AVOID FEEDBACK, SPEAKERS MUST TURN DOWN THE VOLUME ON THEIR DEVICE WHEN ADDRESSING THE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE. When prompted for in-person comment, in-person participants should follow the direction of the Chair to participate.

Item for the Planning Commission Meeting:

ZOX-01-21: Sand Bluff Solar Facility Special Exception – This is a request by FL Solar 6 LLC (Jason Thomas, Agent) on behalf of Uncle Willies LLC, owner, for a special exception to permit a major utility (photovoltaic solar array) on approximately 638 acres located in an ‘A’ (Agriculture) district with a Rural/Agriculture land use designation (one dwelling unit per five acres). The project, if approved, will provide a 50 megawatt (MW) solar array for Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU). It is located along S.W. County Road 346 southeast of the City of Archer on parcel number 05197-000-000. For more information, contact Senior Planner Gerald L. Brewington at 352-374-5249 or glb@alachuacounty.us.

View the Planning Commission Agenda.
  • Probably another burden on the taxpaying residents who are serviced, I mean screwed, by GRU. Don’t be surprised if this is another “green” policy camouflaged to benefit the climate when in reality it will only benefit GRU and it’s sitting commissioners.
    The last mayor left her legacy in the form of huge debt thanks to the Biodebacle, now King Poe and his cronies are looking for theirs.

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