GRNE Solar, on behalf of Kendall County, has filed an application with the United City of Yorkville, Kendall County, Illinois, requesting a special use permit approval to install and operate a solar farm with more than one freestanding solar energy system on approximately 7.4 acres of land consisting of roughly 6,400 solar modules. The real property, zoned in the O Office District, is located at the southeast corner of John Street and Beecher Road at the Kendall County Government Campus in Yorkville, Illinois.
The petitioner received special use approval in December 2018 but is requesting a repeal and replacement for new special use authorization. The petitioner is requesting to only change the material of the fence from vinyl to wood and modify the landscape on the west side of the property to utilize some of the existing on site trees. All other standards and conditions will remain as previously agreed upon during the previous special use authorization ordinance.
The Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing on January 8, 2020 at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at 7:00PM. All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and will be given opportunity to be heard. Any written comments should be addressed to the United City of Yorkville Community Development Department, City Hall, 800 Game Farm Road, Yorkville Illinois, and will be accepted up to five (5) days prior to the date of the public hearing.