At 6PM, Tuesday March 19, 2019, the Kent County Commissioners are holding a Public hearing to consider a text amendment that would make a change to the Kent County Land Use Ordinance. The change under consideration would authorize utility scale solar electric generation plants to be an allowed use, with special exception, in Rural and Community Residential Zoning Districts.
This text amendment change is being requested by Urban Grid Corporation for a project that would occupy 400+ acres at 616 Morgnec Road (across the street from Atlantic Tractor, Brambles Construction). While this project has a direct and immediate impact on the homes surrounding this particular property, the text amendment has implications for all of Kent County. The language of the amendment clears the way to allow large utility scale solar on any property with a Rural or Community Residential Zonedesignation. These are industrial projects that have long term consequences for residential neighborhoods.
Kent Conservation & Preservation Alliance is opposed to this change. This text amendment benefits corporations over neighborhoods. Kent County has already zoned land that allows for utility scale solar.
Commissioners’ Hearing Room
Kent County Government Center
400 High Street
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