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)
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.
SR 14 and Silver Queen Road and SR 58 (Business) and Lone Butte Road
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
Power (Solar )(Megawatts 300), Other (300 GWh of Energy Storage)
Specific Plan, Rezone, Use Permit
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB)
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