EIR2-16; RE Gaskell West Solar by Recurent Energy Gaskell West LLC

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2016071004
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
EIR2-16; RE Gaskell West Solar by Recurent Energy Gaskell West LLC
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received

Document Description
The project proponent is requesting; (a) Amendment to the Circulation Element of the Kern County General Plan Circulation Element to Eliminate road reservations along section and mid-section lines in Section 25, 26, 27, 33, and 34, T 9N/R16W, in zone maps 234, 234-25, 234-26,234-27 and 234-34; (b) Amend the boundaries of the Joshua Heights Specific Plan to remove the projet area from the proposed specific plan boundary; (c) five General Plan Amendment to designation from 4.3 (Specific Plan Required-Joshua Heights) to 8.5 (Resource Management) totaling 526.2 acres in zone map 234, 129 acres in zone map 234-25, 367.5 acres in zone map 234-26, 125.2 ares in zone map 234-27 and 320 acres in zone map 234-34; (d) five changes in zone classification from the existing zone district E (2.5) RS MH (Estate (2.5) - Residential Suburban Combining-Mobile Home Combing) to A (Exclusive Agriculture) on2 5 acres of the project site within zoning Map 234, 129 acres within zoning map 234-25, 367.5 acres within zone map 234-26, 125.2 acres within zone map 234-27 and 415.2 acres within zone map 234-34; (e) eight Conditional Use Permits to allow for the construction and operation of 125 megawatt solar photovoltaic electrical generating facility (Section 19.12.030.G) in an A District; (f) vacation of existing public access easements on the project site; (g) The project would be supported by a 220-kV gen-tie. 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.

Contact Information
Carlos E. Rojas
Kern County
2700 M Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301-2323

661-862-5015

Location

Coordinates
34°49'42"N 118°31'30"W
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
Holiday Ave to the north, 225th St to the east, Avenue A to the south
Zip
93560
Total Acres
1,463
Parcel #
Multiple
Waterways
Los Angeles Aqueduct
Township
Many
Range
Many
Section
Many
Base
SBB&M
Other Location Info
Rosamond, Lancaster

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (Solar PV 125 MW)
Local Action
Other Action Use Permit Rezone General Plan Element General Plan Amendment Other Action: Easement Vacation
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Wildlife Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 6 Caltrans, District 9 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Fresno) Resources Agency
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