Present Land Use
Undeveloped Land. Zoning: A (Exclusive Agriculture); A FP (A, Floodplain Combining); A FPS (A, Floodplain Secondary); A WE (A, Wind Energy); E-20 RS FPS
(Estate 20 acres, Residential Suburban, Floodplain Secondary); E-2.5 RS (Estate 2.5 acres, Residential Suburban); PL RS FPS (Platted Lands, Residential Suburban,
Floodplain Secondary); Kern County General Plan: 8.3 (Extensive Ag, 20 acre min); 8.3/2.5 (Flood Hazard); 8.5 (Resource Management, Min 20 acres); 8.5/25 (Flood Hazard) Willow Springs Specific Plan:" 5-.8 -(M-in.. 2-0 G-ross- ,Acres-l Unit);- 8.5 _(Resource Management, Min .20 acres.)
Note: Response to Comment - Chapter 7 of the Final EIR
The project proponent is requesting: (a) Amendment to the Circulation Element of the Kern County General Plan and the Willow~ Spring Specific Plan to remove sections and midsection line road reservations, as follow: The west half of the Section line between Section 32, TJON, R14W and Section 5, T9N, RI4W; The west half of the east-west mid-section line of Section 4, T9N, RI4W; the north half of the north-south mid-section line of Section 32, TlON, R14W; the east-west mid-section line of Section 33, Tl ON, Rl4W and the north half of the north-south section line of Section 33, TION, Rl 4W ; (b) changes in zone classification from the existing zone district PLR;S FPS (Platted Lands-Residential Suburban Combining-Floodplain Secondary) to A FPS (Exclusive Agriculture-Floodplain Secondary) on 21.5 acres of the project site within zoning Map 215 and changes in zone classification from. The existing zone district E (20) RS FPS (Estate 20 Acres, Residential Suburban Combining-Floodplain Secondary) to A FPS on. 731.14 acres of the project site within zoning Map 232; (c) Conditional Use Permits to allow for the construction and operation of 100 megawatt solar photovoltaic electrical generating facility (Section 19.12.030.G) in an A District; (d) Conditional Use Permit to allow the operation of batch plant(s) (19.12.030.G) in an A District; (e) a Conditional Use Permit for a construction microwave tower(s) (19.12.030.F) in the A zone district; (f) vacation of existing public access easements· on the project site. The project would be supported by a 230-kV overhead Transmission corridor. The project's permanent facilities would include service roads, a power collection system, communication cables, overhead and underground transmission lines, electrical switchyards, project substations, and operations and maintenance facilities.