“The city Planning Board on Tuesday reviewed a visual analysis provided by Eden Renewables that found a solar farm proposed for development by Eden on the former Pine Brook Golf Club on South Main Street would be screened from the view of nearly all properties in the city by existing vegetation and topography, with some additional screening measures required.
The visual analysis was provided as part of Eden’s application seeking to subdivide the 155-acre former Pine Brook Golf Club property at 280 S. Main St. into four parcels. Eden Renewables has proposed developing a solar farm on the 57-acre lot that would be created at the center of the existing property.
Additional lots that would be created by the subdivision would include a 91-acre parcel running along the perimeter of the existing property, a 2-acre parcel encompassing the area surrounding the former clubhouse building and a 1.46-acre parcel that would be combined with the neighboring Antonucci Foods property at 274 S. Main St. that could lead to a future expansion project.
Eden Renewables first appeared before the Planning Board in February to present the subdivision application that will be required before developers request that the Common Council rezone the 57-acre residential lot for commercial use. A solar farm is not a permitted use in an R1 residential zone under city code but is allowed in a commercial zone subject to a special permit application.”
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Onyon, Ashley. The Leader Herald 11 July 2020.