Sanborn Solar Project by Sanborn Solar, LLC

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Sanborn Solar Project by Sanborn Solar, LLC
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Undeveloped Land. Zoning: A (Exclusive Agriculture), A-1 (Limited Agriculture), A-1 H (Limited Agriculture -Airport Approach Height Combining); A-1 FPS (Limited Agriculture - Floodplain Secondary Combining); Mojave Specific Plan: 8.5 (Resource Management - Minimum 20 Acre Size); and West Edwards Road Settlement Specific Plan: 8.5 (Resource Management (Minimum 20 acres)) and 8.5/2.4 ((Resource Management (Minimum 20 acres))/Steep Slope)

Document Description
Sanborn Solar Project, by Sanborn Solar, LLC (project proponent), is requesting the land use entitlements necessary to facilitate the construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic power generating facility and associated facilities that would generate a combined total of approximately 300 megawatts (MW) of renewable electrical energy and up to 3GWh of energy storage capacity on approximately 2,006 acres of privately-owned land in unincorporated Kem County. Implementation of the project as proposed would include: (a) Three (3) Zone Change Cases (ZCC) from the existing Zone District A-1 (Limited Agriculture) to A (Exclusive Agriculture) and from the existing Zone District A-1 H (Limited Agriculture -Airport Approach Height Combining) to AH (Exclusive Agriculture -Airport Approach Height Combining) for approximately 461 acres (ZCC No. 56, Map No. 196); from the existing Zone District A-1 to A for approximately 645 acres (ZCC No. 2, Map No. 212); and from the existing Zone District A-1 to A and from A-1 FPS (Limited Agriculture - Flood Plain Secondary Combining) to A FPS (Exclusive Agriculture - Flood Plain Secondary Combining) for approximately 320 acres (ZCC No. 59, Map No. 213); (b) Three (3) Conditional Use Permits (CUP), to allow for the construction and operation of a 300 MW solar photovoltaic electrical generating facility with up to 3GWh of energy storage (Section 19.12.030.G) in an A District(CUP No. 45, Map No. 196; CUP No. 5, Map No. 212; and CUP No. 66, Map No. 213); and(c)Amendment to the Mojave Specific Plan to remove a portion of the designated, but not constructed, arterial roadway of Purdy Avenue from United Street to Fifth Street (Specific Plan Amendment No. 30, Map 196). The project's permanent facilities would include service roads, overhead and underground transmission lines, a step-up conversion station, solar arrays, project substations, energy storage facilities, telecommunication equipment, perimeter security fencing, operations and maintenance facilities, and gen-tie lines.

Contact Information
Ronelle Candia
Kern County Planning Department
2700 "M" Street Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301-2323

Phone : (661) 862-8997


35°2'51.9072"N 118°10'17.706"W
Cross Streets
SR 14 and Silver Queen Road and SR 58 (Business) and Lone Butte Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 14 and SR 58 (Business)
Mojave Air and Space Port
Mojave High School
Other Location Info
Township, Range, Section: Multiple

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power (Solar )(300 Watts) Other (300 GWh of Energy Storage)
Local Action
Specific Plan Rezone Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Public Services Septic System Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Department of Transportation, District 9 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6


Environmental Document
2019060259__Noticeof Publice Hearing   PDF 6223 K 2019060259_Notice of Public Hearing   PDF 8603 K 2019060259_Public Notice   PDF 2329 K Sanborn DEIR Volume 1   PDF 63383 K Sanborn DEIR Volumes 2 and 3   PDF 174180 K
Final Document(s)
00_Sanborn Solar Final EIR   PDF 3863 K NOC   PDF 826 K
NOC   PDF 809 K
State Comments
2019060259_Caltrans Comment   PDF 106 K 2019060259_Water Boards Comment   PDF 153 K

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