Sol Orchard Solar Project

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2012101008
Lead Agency
El Centro, City of (City of El Centro)
Document Title
Sol Orchard Solar Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Z: Light Manufacturing (ML), Agriculture, Urban Overlay (A-2-U); GPD: General Industrial, Planned Industrial

Document Description
The project involves the construction, operation, and maintenance of a photovoltaic (PV) solar facility located on Imperial Irrigation District (IID) land both in the City of El Centro and Imperial County. The project would have a production capacity of 20 Megawatts (MW) alternating current (AC). The 100,000 - to 120,000-panel project would be installed on portions of four parcel totaling 140 acres, although development would be limited to approximately 118 acres. The project would also include the undergrounding of the portion of Central Drain No. 5 and laterals within the project site, as required by the El Centro General Plan.

Contact Information
Norma M. Villicana
City of El Centro
1275 Main Street
El Centro, CA 92243

Phone : (760) 337-4545

Location

Coordinates
32°48'13.8"N 115°32'39.1"W
Cities
El Centro
Counties
Imperial
Cross Streets
W. Villa Avenue and N 3rd Street
Zip
92243
Total Acres
140
Parcel #
044-450-043, -024, -025; 044-430-012
State Highways
SR-86, 111, I-8
Railways
UPRR
Airports
Imperial Co., Douthitt Airstrip
Schools
K-12, Multiple Districts
Waterways
Imperial Irrigation District Canals
Township
153
Range
14E
Section
32
Base
SBB&M

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (20 Watts)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Site Plan Rezone Use Permit Annexation
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Airport/Energy Projects California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 11 Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 7 Resources Agency Native American Heritage Commission
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