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Public hearing scheduled Thursday for DeKalb solar farm proposal

SYCAMORE – A couple dozen solar farm proposals have been making their way through DeKalb County government so far. Now, a proposal for a solar garden just outside DeKalb city boundaries will go before a hearing officer Thursday.

MCJ Investments has submitted an application for a 2 megawatt, 19.64–acre solar garden on properties near Suburban Apartments on Twombly Road, about
1,300 feet west of Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb Township. A public hearing will be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the DeKalb County Administrative Center, Conference Room East, 110 E. Sycamore St.

The properties are zoned PD-R, Planned Development – Residential, and RC-1, Residential District 1. Solar gardens are a special use in these districts. Before a special use permit can be approved by the DeKalb County Board, a public hearing must be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer, who will then recommend or not recommend the approval to the DeKalb County Planning and Zoning Committee. It will be the only opportunity for public input on the application.

The Special Use Permit petition, DK-18-32, is available for inspection at the DeKalb County Community Development Department, 110 E. Sycamore St.

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