“Solar developers Eden Renewables will have to wait at least another two months before getting a determination from the city Zoning Board of Appeals for the company’s application for a “Public Utility Variance” to allow the company to build a $10 million 32-acre, 7.5-megawatt solar farm on the site of the former Pine Brook Golf Club.
The city ZBA, through its attorney Andrew J. Leja, sent Eden Renewables 11 questions aimed at gathering more information about why the ZBA should grant the company a “Public Utility Variance,” rather than holding the project to the typical, and substantially more difficult, test for a zoning use variance.
Company representatives for Eden Renewables Wednesday night told the ZBA they received the board’s questions on July 4 and haven’t had time to answer them yet, but agreed to provide written answers before the ZBA’s Aug. 4 meeting.
At the ZBA’s June 2 meeting the members of the ZBA said they needed more time to consider Eden Renewables application for a “Public Utility Variance” because they’d received the information right before Memorial Day.”
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Schenectady Gazette 7 July, 2021.