Lake Herman Road Solar Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020019009
Lead Agency
Benicia, City of (City of Benicia)
Document Title
Lake Herman Road Solar Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Project Applicant
Renewable Properties, LLC
Present Land Use
The project site is part of a largely undeveloped swath of hills located in the northern portion of the City of Benicia. Lake Herman is directly west of the project site, and Lake Herman Road is to the south. The site is currently underdeveloped and existing land uses in the surroundings area include single family homes to the southwest, heavy industrial uses to the south, and extensive undeveloped hillsides used for cattle grazing to the north and east. The Benicia General Plan designates the site General Open Space, and the site is zoned Open Space (OS).

Document Description
The Lake Herman Road Solar Project (proposed project) would include the development of a 35-acre, 5-Megawatt Alternating Current (AC) solar facility with 18,424 solar modules. The modules would be ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) single-axis solar arrays oriented in the north-south direction to allow each row to slowly rotate over the course of the day. The proposed project would not require a grading permit, and panels would be arranged to avoid areas of the site containing steep slopes. Additionally, the proposed project would include a Zoning Text Amendment to allow Solar Utilities within areas zoned as Open Space (OS) throughout the City.

Contact Information
Suzanne Thorsen
City of Benicia
250 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510

Phone : (707) 746-4382

Location

Coordinates
38°5'49.7"N 122°8'27.3"W
Cities
Benicia
Counties
Solano
Cross Streets
Lake Herman Road
Zip
94510
Total Acres
88.5
Parcel #
0080-030-050
State Highways
680
Schools
Joe Henderson Elementary, Matthew Turner Elementary
Waterways
Sulfur Springs Creek, Lake Herman
Township
3N
Range
3W
Section
24
Base
MDBM

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power (Solar)(5 MW Watts)
Local Action
Use Permit Zoning Text Amendment, Design Review
Project Issues
Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 Department of Toxic Substances Control State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality

Attachments

Environmental Document
Lake Herman Road Solar ISMND FINAL   PDF 6344 K Summary Form_Lake Herman Road Solar   PDF 449 K
NOC
NOC   PDF 900 K

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